CHEYENNE – Another strong winter storm across Wyoming has once again kept all members of the Wyoming Highway Patrol very busy.
Since noon on January 31st through 4 p.m. on Feb. 3rd, Troopers have investigated 146 crashes statewide. 121 of those crashes involved property damage only, 24 crashes had injury and there was one fatal crash southwest of Laramie that was non-weather related. The fatal crash is still being actively investigated.
WHP Dispatchers and office administrative employees have answered in excess of 4,891 phone calls and dispatched 1408 events so far. 225 of those calls were broken down or stranded motorists including one phone call fielded by a Trooper on Feb. 1st from “Thunder”, the Denver Broncos mascot, and his trainers who were stopped near Rock Springs due to an Interstate 80 road closure on their way to Super Bowl 50. Thunder and crew thanked the WHP for their assistance in getting them to the Super Bowl.
As winds have picked up after the snowfall has stopped, motorists should be prepared for slick roads, visibility issues and strong winds. Planning ahead is always recommended by visiting www.wyoroad.info or calling 511 or 1-888-WYO-ROAD to check for road closures and conditions before leaving for your destination.