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Portions of I-25 re-open to all traffic Saturday after high wind closures; portions of I-80 still closed

NWS Cheyenne

UPDATE: WYDOT announced shortly before 2:30 p.m. that I-80 Laramie from Laramie to Cheyenne and I-25 from Cheyenne to Wheatland have re-opened to all traffic.

For the latest road and travel conditions, visit WYDOT’s Closures and Advisories page on the Wyoming Department of Transportation website. 

CASPER, Wyo. — High winds have led the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) to close highways in southeast Wyoming to light, high-profile vehicles, including portions of Interstates 80 and 25.

I-80 between Laramie and Walcott Junction has been closed to vehicles at risk of blow over since Friday night.

I-25 between Cheyenne and Wheatland closed to light, high-profile vehicles Saturday morning, particularly between mile markers 40 and 80.

A high wind warning is in effect for the region through 8:00 p.m. Saturday, with expected gusts of 65 mph or over.

NWS Cheyenne

“Multiple periods of high winds will occur through at least Monday afternoon,” the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

“The main time frames for the strongest winds include this morning through Saturday afternoon, as well as Sunday morning through Monday afternoon. High winds may continue beyond that time.”

NWS Cheyenne