WYDOT, WHP investigate illegal dumping on US 191
Cheyenne, WY. – The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol are looking into a case of illegal dumping at milepost 529.5 near Miller Mountain on US 191 south. Crews from WYDOT noticed a stack of tires and other miscellaneous garbage left at the turnout at milepost 529.5. Patrol responded and is currently investigating the illegal littering.
“It may seem like it’s not a big deal, but when someone dumps something out there, it can become covered in snow and frozen. Then it is a hazard to our snow removal equipment and even the traveling public,” District Maintenance Engineer Tory Thomas said.
Littering charges can carry a fine of up to $750 and six months in jail, as well as up to 40 hours of community service. In addition, if the property was illegally obtained, charges could escalate to wrongful disposal of property – which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
If citizens have any information about this incident, please contact Patrol at (307) 352-3100.