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I-80 partially re-opens to westbound traffic Saturday night, other closures remain

I-25 near Bordeaux evening of 12/11/21 (WYDOT)

The latest estimate from WYDOT on I-80 reopening, as of 6:30 p.m. Saturday, is between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

CASPER, Wyo. — Closures remain on vast swaths of Interstate 25 and Interstate 80 in Wyoming late Saturday afternoon, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

Interstate 80 remains closed from Cheyenne to Rawlins due to winter conditions. I-80 is also closed eastbound from Evanston to Rawlins as part of rolling closure Saturday evening. WY 258 between Laramie and Walcott Junction is also closed.

As of 3:00 p.m., WYDOT estimated the reopening time for I-80 to be between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

I-25 is closed between Cheyenne and Glendo and southbound from Douglas to Glendo due to winter conditions. As of 12:30 p.m., the estimated reopening time is between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

No unnecessary travel and closures to light, high-profile vehicles are advised on I-25 from Douglas to Buffalo due to extreme blow over risk.

WY 28 between Farson and the junction with US 287 is closed to light, high-profile vehicles due to blow over risk.

High wind warnings are in effect in northern, central, and southeast Wyoming until 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Gusts up to 85 mph are expected along Interstate 25 between Chugwater and Wheatland and on I-80 between Arlington and Elk Mountain.

A blizzard warning is also in effect until 5:00 a.m. Sunday for portions of the Central Laramie Range, Snowy Range, and central Carbon County, including Rawlins and Arlington.

“Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility and create whiteout conditions,” said the National Weather Service (NWS).

Wind chills as low as 15 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes, the NWS advised.

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