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I-80 reopens to most traffic across Wyoming but wind closures remain from Cheyenne to Elk Mountain

I-80 Buford on Thursday afternoon (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — Interstate 80 has reopened to most traffic across Wyoming as of 2 p.m. Thursday after being closed to all traffic for much of the day from Cheyenne to Rawlins, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

While full closures have been lifted, wind closures remain in effect from Cheyenne to Elk Mountain. That stretch of I-80 remains closed to light, high-profile vehicles, according to WYDOT. Wind gusts are reaching 80 mph in areas near Arlington on Thursday afternoon.

Strong winds are also being seen along I-25. A 95 mph gust was recorded at 12:26 p.m. about 13 miles south of Glendo, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. WYDOT sensors show gusts continuing to exceed 90 mph in the Glendo area. I-25 is closed to light, high-profile traffic from Cheyenne to Buffalo.

Multiple highways are facing impacts on Thursday. Updated road condition information is available from WYDOT.

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