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High risk of vehicle blow overs with 65-mph gusts coming to I-25, I-80 in Wyoming

A screenshot from a video shows the moment a semi-tractor trailor loses control in heavy crosswinds in southeastern Wyoming in February 2021. No one was injured in the incident. (Beth Wood via Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — A high wind watch will be in effect in areas of Wyoming from 6 p.m. Thursday through noon Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

“There will be a high risk for vehicle blow overs, particularly along Interstate 80 near Arlington and Buford, in addition to areas surrounding Wheatland along Interstate 25,” the NWS in Cheyenne said.

Wind gusts up to 65 mph are possible. In addition to areas of I-80 and I-25, the strong winds could impact the areas of the Laramie Range and foothills, the north Snowy Range foothills and Platte County.

“Strong head winds and cross winds will be hazardous to lightweight and high-profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers,” the NWS in Cheyenne said.