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Wyoming authorities caution truckers against backroad detours during interstate closures

In Wyoming, authorities have taken to social media to warn truck drivers about the risks and costs associated with bypassing winter weather-related interstate closures by using backroads.

What happened: On January 13, truckers tried to navigate around a closure by taking county and dirt roads near Evanston, Wyoming, resulting in what authorities described as "a very expensive endeavor."

The response: The Wyoming Highway Patrol – Commercial Carrier emphatically stated, "Your GPS is wrong!" They highlighted the ordeal through photos and reminded drivers to check the latest road conditions at

Stay safe: Drivers are urged to respect interstate closures and not take alternate routes that may not be suitable for commercial vehicles, especially during inclement weather.

The incident exemplifies the challenges faced by truckers in winter conditions and the importance of adhering to safety advisories and road closures.

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