WYDOT Begins to Clear Mudslide

WYDOT has started hauling operations on a stable section of the landslide which closed part of US 26-89 in the Snake River Canyon.

Department crews are monitoring the slide movement on a daily basis.  The center part of the slide continues to move, but a couple hundred feet of the moving mass remains above the road.

Officials are working to reopen the road as fast as possible, but with changing weather conditions and unknown road conditions underneath the slide, it’s difficult to give an exact number of days.

Once the debris is removed, WYDOT will look at the condition of the road to see if any additional work needs to be completed.