Strong Wind Affected Travel in Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Whiteout conditions forced the closure of parts of two interstates in southern Wyoming.
A 100-mile stretch of I-80 between Laramie and Rawlins was closed Tuesday afternoon, and another 100-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes between Rock Springs and Rawlins was also closed.
In addition, a 10-mile section of I-25 south of Cheyenne to the Colorado state line was shut down.
The National Weather Service reported high winds the southern part of the state much of Tuesday. Winds as high as 89 mph were recorded in Platte County.
The winds caused significant blowing and drifting snow and slick conditions on many roadways.
The winds were expected to subside Tuesday evening, leading to improved travel conditions.