Huge rock fell and damaged U.S. 20 in Wind River Canyon today

*Feature photo: A big rock slid off of the east side of the Wind River Canyon this afternoon, drooped about 30 feet and damaged the shoulder of the road. (WYDOT / Pitchengine Communities) * (Thermopolis, Wyo.) - A huge rock measuring 6'x6'x6' fell some 30 feet off of the side of the Wind River Canyon this afternoon onto U.S. 20/WYO 789 and damaged the highway. "It damaged the shoulder of the road and is big enough we can't move the largest rock. We are going to sign it and cone it till we can get in and break it up so that we can move it and patch the road shoulder," reported Clint Huckfeldt, WYDOT Area Supervisor. Two way traffic around the rockfall was restored about 1:45, about 45 minutes after the big rock tumbled down. "We're thankful it only fell from 30 feet or the road damage would've been more severe," said WYDOT Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers. Beers said a large WYDOT Front End loader was unable to budge the big rock, and that efforts to clear it away from the side of the highway would commence as soon as the weather in the area clears. The rock fell about 15 miles south of Thermopolis and about one mile north of the tunnels, right about the Hot Springs/Fremont County line. [image: Inline image 1] *(WYDOT / Pitchengine Communities) * *#springcity #county10 #reboot #news*