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Some of I-80 reopens with snowplows hard at work in Wyoming; other closures on I-80, I-25 persist Thursday morning

I-80 on Thursday morning between Cheyenne and Laramie (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has begun lifting some of the closures that impacted Interstate 80 through much of the day Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

WYDOT said at 10:08 a.m. Thursday that closures on I-80 have been lifted between Laramie and Rawlins. While that section has reopened to most traffic, Laramie to Elk Mountain is closed to light, high-profile vehicles due to gusting winds.

I-80 remains closed to all traffic between Cheyenne and Laramie, according to WYDOT. Eastbound travel is also closed between Evanston and Granger due to a rolling closure.

I-25 remains closed to all traffic between Cheyenne and Glendo.

WYDOT reports estimated opening times for the closures I-80 in southeast Wyoming as sometime between 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday. As of 7 a.m. Thursday, the closures on I-25 were expected to be lifted in 9-11 hours.

WYDOT said on Thursday morning that snowplows are out and working to get roads open.

“Once safe travel can be ensured, we hope to get traffic moving,” WYDOT said. “Thank you for your patience while we clear the roads.”

Multiple highways in addition to I-25 and I-80 continue to face closures on Thursday morning. Check with WYDOT for updated road condition information.

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