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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cody Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/13/14
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Runoff Closes McCullough Peaks Road


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office announced today that McCullough Peaks Road (BLM Road 1212) is temporarily closed due to a collapse caused by runoff.

Closure signs have been placed near both ends of the loop road. It is anticipated that the road will be passable later next week.

Rapidly melting snow diverted around two culverts along the McCullough Peaks Road, causing the collapse. The washouts pose severe safety risks, including the possibility of further collapse under a vehicle’s weight.

Runoff may have caused additional road failures throughout the Bighorn Basin. Please travel with caution and report the locations of road damage or impassable roads to the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office at 307-347-5100.

For more information, please contact the Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 03-19-2014