WYDOT and Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers encountered an unusual circumstance on Interstate 80 Tuesday night near Rock Springs. Sergeant Stephen Townsend explains what happened.
Once Troopers arrived at the scene and noticed the device had tape around it and a wire hanging from it, they contacted the Sweetwater County Bomb Squad to handle the situation.
Townsend said that after the device had been destroyed, an ATF Agent on scene advised that the device did not appear to have contained any explosive material. Townsend added that is still not clear exactly what the device was or who may have put it there. The investigation has been turned over to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and ATF.