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I-25 from Douglas to Casper closed to light, high-profile traffic amid 70+ mph gusts

Hat Six exit facing east on I-25 1/7/22 (WYDOT)

UPDATE: The partial closure was lifted from Casper to Gillette at 3:56 p.m.

CASPER, Wyo. — High winds have prompted the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) to close Interstate 25 between Douglas and Buffalo to light, high-profile vehicles Friday afternoon.

The closures took effect at 12:52 p.m.

High wind advisories are in effect until at least 8:00 p.m. tonight, and gusts of over 70 mph have been recorded on WYDOT sensors around Douglas Friday afternoon.

Interstate 80 and WY 258 between Laramie and Walcott Junction in southeast Wyoming are also closed to wind-prone traffic.