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By Mark Dykes

WRC tunnel wreck closes highway


January 25, 2018

Courtesy photo by Binnie Bleak Murphee

Saturday afternoon, a semi tractor trailer travelling over the speed limit through the Wind River Canyon tunnels was unable to stop and struck a truck and trailer. The accident closed the road for over five hours while the accident was cleared.

Roads were closed for over five hours through Wind River Canyon on Saturday, after a wreck that occurred at a 2:20 p.m. at milepost 116 on Highway 20 in Fremont County, inside the north tunnel in the canyon. A jackknifed semi tractor-trailer blocked both lanes of travel.

The roads were closed unt...

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