Flooding Keeps Wolf Creek Road Closed

Flooding continues to keep one of the county's roads closed. Sheridan Media's Leslie Stratmoen has the update.


Flooding of the Tongue River over Wolf Creek Road south of Ranchester continues to make the area dangerous for travelers. So as of today, the road remains closed. Here's the update from Sheridan County's road supervisor Rod Liesinger..

Based on the national weather service forecast, he said they think the river's waters have reached their summit and will begin to recede soon.

For folks who don't know, he said, the specific area that's flooded is on the north side of the bridge.

He said officials will continue to monitor the situation and re-open the road as soon as the water has receded enough to allow traffic to pass through safely. They're also keeping their eye on other county roads that have water encroaching.

Soldier Creek is another roadway in danger of flooding, he said. So, he's asking that everyone drive slowly on the roadways that are near the rivers and to watch for flash flooding.

Eye Care of the Big Horns
view counter