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Road crews work to reopen highways in eastern Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Road crews are working feverishly to reopen highways damaged by flooding in eastern Wyoming this week.

Flash flooding washed out a bridge on U.S. 85 at Lusk and damaged sections of U.S. 18-20 and state Highway 270 early Thursday. No traffic was allowed in and out of Lusk on Thursday and Friday except for local residents and emergency responders.

However, on Saturday, Wyoming Department of Transportation crews reopened U.S. 20 from Lusk to the Nebraska state line.

WYDOT spokesman Bruce Burrows says crews are making progress slowly but surely.

Elsewhere in Wyoming, residents in Sheridan and Johnson counties also were cleaning up from flooding this week.

The National Weather Service says the active thunderstorm pattern that the state has seen recently was expected to dissipate beginning Sunday.