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Risk of blow overs on I-80, I-25 with wind gusts up to 65 mph coming to Wyoming

Vehicles blown over in Wyoming in February 2021. (Wyoming Highway Patrol, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Areas of Wyoming are expected to see strong winds starting Tuesday evening, leading to a risk of vehicle blow overs on some of Interstate 25 and I-80 in Wyoming.

30- to 40-mph winds out of the west with gusts up to 65 mph are expected in southeast Wyoming starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. Those winds are expected to impact I-80 near Arlington and Elk Mountain as well as the north Snowy Range foothills. Strong winds in these areas are expected to last until 3 p.m. Wednesday.

A high wind warning will also take effect at 11 p.m. Tuesday for areas of I-80 near Vedauwoo and the Summit along with the south Laramie Range. Wind gusts could reach 65 mph through 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the NWS in Cheyenne.

Strong winds are expected to impact I-25 near Bordeaux along with the central Laramie Range and southwest Platte County starting at 11 p.m. Tuesday. Gusts up to 65 mph are possible in these areas until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

“Strong headwinds and crosswinds will be hazardous to lightweight and high-profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers,” the NWS in Cheyenne said. “Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.”

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