Thermopolis WYDOT Employee caught in huge canyon slide, he escaped by a whisker

NOTE: was given access to the Wind River Canyon Monday afternoon for a first hand look at the devastation from dozens of mud and rock slides that crashed down on Highway 20/789 and the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Rail line. The Wind River Canyon highway is closed indefinitely as WYDOT engineers assess the damage from the numerous slides and continue to work at clearing the highway of debris, which had been eight feet deep in some locations.

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Mud and Rockslides bury railroad tracks in several locations in Wind River Canyon

UPDATE at 7:03 a.m. has confirmed the railroad cars were empty cars parked along a siding and not from a moving freight train. The Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed that no train traffic is being allowed through the canyon at this point (obviously). The HSCSO also indicated the BNSF has dispatched crews and equipment to begin clearing the tracks.