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Outer Drive, I-25 north of Casper closed to light-high, profile vehicles due to high winds

Outer Drive (WYO 258) in Casper (Greg Hirst, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — High winds have prompted the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) to close some roadways in central Wyoming to light, high-profile vehicles Monday.

Interstate 25 between Casper and Buffalo and Outer Drive (Wyoming Highway 258) between Mills and Evansville are closed to wind-prone vehicles due to “extreme blowover risk.”

The National Weather Service has a high wind warning in effect for areas including Natrona County through 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Southwest winds at 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph are expected, with even stronger gusts possible on outer drive, where an 88-mph gust was logged on Sunday.