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Highway 70 sinkhole update


According to Marty Mayfield, Maintenance Area Supervisor for Rawlins’ Department of Transportation (DOT), a sinkhole was found on Wyoming Highway 70 while clearing off the roads. Originally, according to Mayfield, it was thought to only be a pothole—but upon further investigation, there was a 4-6 foot cavern beneath the pavement and it was discovered that water started washing underneath the road. A beaver dam blocking one of the culverts on the highway allegedly caused the damage. Last week the DOT built up the sinkhole with some material. According to Mayfield, the DOT was planning on...

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