(Natrona County, Wyo.) - When the road is closed, it is closed.
According to the Natrona County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, March 30th at approximately 2:30 am NCSO assisted with NC Search and Rescue and Wyoming Highway Patrol for a vehicle that was stuck in the snow along Highway 20/26.
Reports show that the male driver admitted that he drove around the road closed sign with his wife and two kids in the vehicle. The driver later got his vehicle stuck in the snow and when officials arrived on scene they assisted and issued the male a citation.
Natrona County Sheriff Sergeant Aaron Shatto explained, "The roads are closed for severe hazardous conditions due to inclement weather and other dangerous circumstances. It is not only dangerous for the individual who drives past the road closed sign but also places law enforcement in danger due to the severe road hazards or condition."
Sgt. Shatto explained that the bond for failure to observe signs and closed markers is $420.00 and the bond for disobedience of traffic control device is $70.00.
"When driving in severe weather, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office asks that the individuals be prepared. Pack a travel bag to include food, water, extra clothing, blankets, and other necessities and to adhere to road closures for your own safety as well as others," concluded Shatto.
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