Heavy Rainfall Closes US 14 West of Dayton

White Cross Slide (image courtesy of WYDOT)

U.S. 14 felt the impact of heavy rainfall over the Memorial Day weekend resulting in a number of rockslides encroaching onto the roadway at several locations west of Dayton Monday evening and Tuesday.

WYDOT closed U.S. 14 early Tuesday morning in order to clear rock and mud from locations between Steamboat and the Forest Service boundary.

In addition to the rockslides on top, a portion of U.S. 14 just west of Dayton at mile marker 81 has slid and has resulted in a lane closure. WYDOT has had flagging operations in place since Monday evening and will so throughout Tuesday evening and Wednesday. This will be a 24 hour flagging operation until traffic signals arrive Wednesday.

This area is referred to as the White Cross slide area and is scheduled for repair later this summer, but contractors will begin work on that reconstruction immediately. For current road conditions motorists are encouraged to monitor road conditions at http://www.wyoroad.info/

Red Hill slide (image courtesy of WYDOT)