FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Outage scheduled for U.S. 14-16-20 tunnel lights near Cody
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will cut power Thursday, Jan. 27, to the lights inside the big tunnel on U.S. 14-16-20 west of Cody.
The power outage is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, and the power outage is scheduled to end about 11 a.m. Thursday.
Drivers are advised to pay heed to the signs at each end of the tunnels, advising people to “Turn Headlights On For Safety” when driving through the tunnels.
“The signs are black and white, which means Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers can cite drivers who don’t comply with the signs’ message. It’s a good idea to turn on your lights anyway for safety, and turning your headlights on will definitely improve visibility during Thursday’s planned power outage,” said Cody Beers, WYDOT public relations specialist in Riverton. “Drivers are also reminded of the 35 mph speed limit when driving through the tunnels.”
The BuRec power outage will take place on the 6.9 kV power line which connects these two BuRec facilities. The power line is also connected to a BuRec transformer, which in turn feeds a Western Area Power Administration metering cabinet. This cabinet feeds a Pacific Power and Light power line, which feeds the Wyoming Department of Transportation tunnel lights and exhaust fans.
For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 Public Relations Specialist, at 856-1341.