WYDOT: ‘Be prepared for very poor travel conditions’ as storm moves through state

U.S. 14 Granite Pass is seen around 3:32 p.m. on Wednesday in a WYDOT webcam. (Courtesy WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is warning of deteriorating travel conditions as a storm makes its way through much of Wyoming on Wednesday through Thursday.

According to WYDOT, wet roads and rapidly falling temperatures will cause problems on most of Wyoming’s roads, including “very icy conditions on bridges, exit ramps and mountain passes.”

As the storm progresses overnight, WYDOT expects I-90 and I-25, particularly between Casper and Cheyenne, to be severely impacted by ice, snow and blowing snow. I-80 from the Nebraska border to around Wamsutter will experience very poor conditions with snow, high winds and low visibility.

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Blowing and drifting snow will continue through tomorrow, particularly in the central and southeastern areas of the state.

In Casper, WYDOT says they have pulled roadwork on I-25 over Walsh Drive and opened up all lanes of travel in preparation for the storm. The road repairs will continue after the storm, but the speed limit in that area will be 45 mph due to road damage, according to WYDOT.