SHERIDAN, WY— Flooding due to heavy rainfall and snowmelt has prompted the closure of several roads across Sheridan County on Tuesday.

Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator, Bruce Edwards said that flooding and road damage forced several roads in Sheridan County to be closed.

Road closures included Woodland Park Road near the Big Horn Y, a portion of Soldier Creek Road 11 miles west of Sheridan, Wolf Creek Road near Connor Battlefield State Historic Site in Ranchester, Halfway Lane between Ranchester and Dayton, and Smith Creek Road near Dayton.

Edwards asked that the public remain clear of any closed roads, as driving on a closed road may cause unnecessary damage.

The city of Sheridan has also closed Kendrick Park, South Park Natural Area, and portions of the Sheridan Pathway System that run near Big Goose Creek.

According to the Town of Ranchester, a portion of the town, south of Halbert Street from Gillette Street to 3rd Avenue was also experiencing flooding. Connor Battlefield was also closed due to flooding.

U.S. Highway 14 and 14A have also been closed to traffic due to mudslides throughout the roads.

The Sheridan Community Land Trust has closed the Red Grade Trail System until further notice due to strong runoff.

Edwards stated that sandbags and self-fill sandbag stations are available throughout the county for residents in need.

More information on Sheridan County Emergency Management at:

Sandbag stations are located at:

  • Sheridan County Shop (near the Girl’s School)
  • Story Fire Hall
  • Big Horn Fire Hall
  • Dayton Town Shop
  • Ranchester Town Hall


Photos Courtesy of Susan Porden

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