The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced that the Waltman Rest Area is CLOSED until further notice between Casper and Shoshoni at milepost 54. It's situated northwest of Rochelle Dam and close to Pine Tree Reservoir.

The agency did not list a reason for the closure.

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