Roads Closed in Sweetwater County for Massive Snow Drifts

Roads around Rock Springs have endured extreme conditions this month but a new danger closed roads over the weekend. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, travel along several roads were dangerous due to severe snow and wind that resulted in massive drifts in and across roadways. The Yellowstone Road corridor was closed and then only reopened to limited traffic under extreme caution. Drifts blocking roadways were taller than most vehicles. “While conditions have improved, everyone driving throughout the County should exercise care and caution,” says Sheriff Mike Lowell. “If you encounter a drift on the road, avoid trying to slam through it. If you become stuck, then county blades, dozers, and loaders cannot clear the drift until your vehicle is freed.” Road condition updates are available at 


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.