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By Mark Dykes

Plan in the works for alternate route around slide


Breitburn Operating

A landslide last week closed a portion of Black Mountain Road and cut off access to nine oil wells. Work is currently being done to create an alternate route around the slide.

A slide on Thursday afternoon closed a portion of the Black Mountain Oil and Gas Field on public land on the Washakie/Hot Springs county line.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) estimates the landslide to be approximately 10 acres with a depth of 20-30 feet. It destroyed the road to nine wells...

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