Over $9K in citations issued by WHP during South Pass closure yesterday

    (Fremont County, WY) – Over $9,000 in citations were issued by WHP on Tuesday, February 28, after multiple motorists drove around closed gates, according to a Facebook post from WYDOT District 5.

    The full message is below.

    “A Tuesday crash on WY28 south of Lander became a safety issue in a hurry for Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers and workers at the crash scene.


    Many motorists were driving around the road-closed gate south of Lander. In the end, Troopers issued more than $9,000 in citations to motorists who drove around the road-closed gate and caused the safety issue.

    There’s always a reason why the road is closed. Please wait for Wyoming roads to be reopened, or risk a ticket.

    There was also a fatality reported on WY 28 yesterday, caused by a driver losing control of their vehicle and going into the oncoming lane, but the WYDOT post did not indicate if it was the same crash mentioned.


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