Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Westbound I-80 Down to One Lane Near Elk Mountain Due to Tanker Crash

I 80 Tanker crash
Wyoming Highway Patrol

Motorists traveling westbound on Interstate 80 may experience a traffic slow down in the area approximately 9.5 miles east of the Elk Mountain interchange as Troopers investigate and provide traffic control for a tanker rollover.Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend says troopers report that the driver of the tractor trailer combination was traveling at a speed too fast for the road conditions.  At the time of the crash the area was experiencing winter weather type conditions and the variable speed limits had been reduced to 55 MPH.

The rear trailer of the tractor trailer combination overturned coming to rest in the median of the Interstate.  Approximately 200 of the 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel has leaked out; however, no waterways or water sources are threatened.

Troopers have closed the westbound passing lane only and traffic may proceed past the crash scene in the driving lane at a reduced speed.  Troopers are currently waiting for another semi tanker to arrive at which time a process will begin to pump off and transfer the remaining diesel fuel from the overturned trailer.

The driver of the tractor trailer combination, Gary Weinert from Cheyenne, Wyoming, has been cited for speed too fast for the existing conditions.  He was not injured in the crash and no other vehicles were involved.

Townsend says the temporary lane closure may last for several more hours as hazmat crews work on cleanup of the crash site and the fuel transfer.

Best of KGAB 650AM

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kgab.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on KGAB 650AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on KGAB 650AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Patriot Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.