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Video shows wildlife overpass in Utah a success

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PARLEY’S CANYON, Utah (KRDO) -- The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shared a video of animals big and small using the Parley's Canyon wildlife overpass.

The video shows animals ranging from moose to chipmunks using the overpass to safely cross Interstate 80 throughout the past year.

The Utah Department of Transportation partnered with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to build the overpass a few years ago. It was designed to keep drivers and wildlife safer in the canyon. Utah DWR called this overpass a success, saying it helps wildlife migrate over the busy highway.

Colorado has similar wildlife crossings on Colorado Highway 9. The Colorado Department of Transportation worked with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to create the overpass between Green Mountain Reservoir and Kremmling.

National & International News / National-World / Wildlife

Shelby Filangi

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