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Blizzard threatens SE Wyo, snow and wind in Casper today

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. – The National Weather Service has put much of southeast Wyoming under a blizzard warning today.

Travel along the Interstate 25 corridor from Douglas to the Colorado border is expected to be very difficult, with heavy snow and wind gusts up to 50 mph predicted in some areas.

Towns such as Wheatland, Torrington and Cheyenne are expected to be heavily impacted. The storm will also impact travel into the northern Nebraska panhandle and northern Colorado, according to the NWS.

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In Casper, snow mixed with freezing drizzle is expected early Thursday morning, turning to snow after 10 a.m.

Accumulations of 3 inches on lower elevations and up to 7 inches on Casper Mountain are expected, said the NWS, with wind gusts up to 25 mph.

Light snow is expected overnight, tapering off on Friday morning.

Today’s high should reach 33 degrees, and dip to 18 degrees overnight.