Wyoming Department of Transportation
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Citizens advised of falling rocks on U.S. 14-A near Lovell

Date: 04/20/2011 

09:11

 
Citizens are advised to use care and watch for falling rocks on U.S. 14-A near Lovell between mileposts 73 and 74.
 
A winter closure of U.S. 14-A, west of Burgess Junction, remains in effect at milepost 76.04 on the Lovell side of the Big Horn Mountains. The seasonal road closure at Burgess Junction is just east of milepost 98.1.
 
WYDOT seasonally closes this 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Big Horn Mountains of north-central Wyoming at the end of the fall hunting season about Nov. 30.
 
“Falling rocks are a safety concern on U.S. 14-A near Lovell,” said Jim Thomas, Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance foreman in Lovell. “Rocks falling Monday (April 18) closed one lane of the highway between mileposts 73 and 74, and it will take WYDOT up to a week to clear the rocks from the roadway. Drivers are asked to use extreme caution when driving in this area.”
 
The Lovell maintenance crew cleared rocks from U.S. 14-A Monday between mileposts 73 and 74. The fallen rocks had blocked a snowmobiler from removing a motor home from the area.
 
During the time the road remains closed for the season, motorists may use U.S. 14 via Granite Pass and Greybull as an alternative route from Lovell to Sheridan. WYDOT is scheduled to open U.S. 14-A prior to the Memorial Day weekend after crews spend a projected three weeks removing the winter snowpack from the road.
 
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 Public Relations Specialist, at (307) 856-1341.
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