Heavy Snowstorm Forces Closure of Stretches of I-80 and Dozen Highways in Wyoming
Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming authorities have closed major stretches along Interstate 80 and more than a dozen other portions of highways throughout the state due to winter weather.
An early season snow storm is wreaking havoc throughout Wyoming and making travel impassable according to local officials.
Some parts of the state are expected to see as much as 10 inches of snowfall accumulations as well as significant heavy freezing drizzle through Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.
A strong cold front is not only ushering a dramatic temperature change across the #Rockies and #Plains but the threat for heavy snow. An early season snowstorm is becoming very probable across the Central Rockies on #Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/ey0Ty26Ram
— National Weather Service (@NWS) September 7, 2020
As a result, major portions of I-80 and more than a dozen other U.S. and State highways have been closed.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) indicates portions of I-80 in Evanston, Lyman, Granger, Rock Springs, Rawlins, Elk Mountain, Arlington, Laramie, and Cheyenne are closed.
WYDOT says the closures will remain until further notice.
Additionally, WYDOT has also closed portions of U.S. 16, 20, 30, 189, 191, 212, and 287.
Stretches of state highways 28, 220, 251, 258, and 789 are also closed until further notice.
To check the very latest on these closures, click HERE.
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