5,000 sheep herded across I-80

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County deputies and state troopers were on hand for traffic control when some 5,000 head of sheep were moved across Interstate 80 without incident on Monday and Tuesday.

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Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said mounted herders are driving their sheep north from winter range south of Rock Springs to their spring lambing grounds.

The flocks crossed I-80 at the Highway 191 South interchange west of Rock Springs. Also lending a hand at the crossing was the Sheriff’s Office sole animal control officer and the county’s livestock range officer.