The Cody Police Department is urging caution on snowy roads after a 74-year-old man had to be extricated Monday from his vehicle after it slid off the south side of the road on West Yellowstone Avenue.
Officer John Harris said the man, who only sustained minor injuries, was cited for driving too fast for conditions and for not wearing a seat belt.
“In light of the recent weather, we want to remind everyone to slow down and take extra caution on the icy roads,” he said.
The wreck was called in at 10 a.m. Monday. The man lost control of his vehicle, went off the side of the hill and struck a city light pole before sliding halfway down the embankment into Sulphur Creek near Yankee Car Wash.
Cody volunteer firefighters extracted the man, who was taken to Cody Regional Health for minor injuries.
The City of Cody light pole was damaged to the extent it needed to be removed and will be replaced.
The vehicle was removed by a tow company.