Jun 12, 2015

Washout closes McCullough Peaks access road in Willwood area

A washout is making it harder to get to the McCullough Peaks area from the north.

The Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it has closed the dirt "Willwood Dam Road" formally known as BLM Road #1211 after water took out a part of the roadway and a culvert.
The culvert under Willwood Dam Road washed away and will need to be replaced. Photo courtesy BLM

Barricades and warning signs have been set up near the washout site, where the road becomes impassable.

The Willwood Dam Road runs south off of Lane 14, between Cody and Powell and about a half-mile east of the Willwood Dam. It provides access to the popular McCullough Peaks area.

Recent heavy rains have caused other BLM roads to fail throughout the Bighorn Basin and repairs will be made throughout the summer, the agency's regional office said in a news release.

The BLM is asking the public to travel with caution and to report road damage or impassable roads by calling the BLM Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office at 307-347-5100 or the Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900.

The Willwood Dam Road, BLM Road 1211, can be seen in this BLM map of the McCullough Peaks area.

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