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“Multiple accidents” accompany snowfall on Tuesday morning

A storm system that dropped several inches of snow across western Wyoming on Tuesday January 5 caused some traffic accidents over the Salt River Pass on U.S. Highway 89 between Afton and the Idaho border. According to an alert sent…

Car collision claims lives of Star Valley couple traveling on U.S. 89

A car accident on Friday, December 18 has claimed the lives of Robert and Joanne King. The couple was traveling on U.S. 89 in Star Valley when the accident occurred. Responding agencies included the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Lincoln County…

Strawberry Road scheduled for intersection change

◆ Plans call for the road to enter U.S. 89 near SV rest area. A Star Valley intersection known for several accidents over the years is scheduled to be moved as Lincoln County cooperates with the Wyoming Department of Transportation…

Multi-State Pursuit Ends Safely Near Alpine

An Idaho Falls, Idaho resident is in custody following a pursuit that took place Saturday morning, March 21, 2020. The pursuit started when a deputy within Bonneville County, Idaho, attempted to stop a 2016 Subaru WRX for speeding near Swan Valley,…

Avalanches close U.S. 89 between Alpine and Hoback Junction

A pair of avalanches closed both lanes on U.S. 89/26 between Alpine and Hoback Junction through the Snake River Canyon on Thursday evening. According to the Wyoming Department of Transportation Twitter Northwest account this took place at 8:20 p.m. with…

Paving on Highway 238 expected to take 14 days

Paving has started on Wyoming Highway 238 on the west of side of Upper Star Valley. The state highway serves as a major connector route between Auburn and Afton, in addition to Auburn and U.S. Highway 89 at the Star…

Rock slide impacts traffic near Thayne

***Updated*** According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the slide has been cleared and traffic has resumed as normal. More updates from the incident will be posted when they become available. – Original Story – According to Lincoln County Dispatch,…

(Audio) – Highway 89 in Afton closed due to gas leak

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office closed off a portion of U.S. Highway 89 north of Afton on Thursday afternoon at approximately 12:30 p.m. due to a gas leak. Traffic was being diverted off the highway at Kennington-Burton Rd. to Rulon…

Star Valley drivers should expect delays as WYDOT repairs U.S. 89

The Wyoming Department of Transportation with contract crews from Lewis & Lewis Inc. along with HK Contractors will be milling and paving sections of roadway all over Southwest Wyoming. Crews will be working on US 89 in the Star Valley…

Slick conditions and speed likely contributed to crash north of Alpine

By Emily Mieure, Jackson Hole New & Guide U.S. Highway 89 reopened around 7 p.m. Monday just a few miles north of Alpine after two wreckers retrieved a 2000 Toyota Tacoma off a 40-degree embankment that was wedged on some…