Emergency Management, Civil Air Patrol Surveying Hunting Areas
Following a severe, early winter storm that hit Wyoming with over a foot of snow in low lying areas and much more in mountain elevations, Natrona County Emergency Management and the Civil Air Patrol are surveying hard hit highways and popular hunting areas for stranded people.
Natrona County Emergency Manager, Lt. Stewart Anderson, says that as of Saturday afternoon approximately 10 hunters had been rescued in Natrona County and approximately 20 people had been rescued from the area of Highway 387 between Midwest and Wright.
Lt. Anderson goes on to say that that the Civil Air Patrol is conducting surveys of these areas looking for people in need of rescue, and people who might potentially need help to leave hunting areas at the end of the weekend.
Several roads and highways in Wyoming remain closed Saturday, including I-90. For closures and advisories, check the WYDOT website.