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High wind warnings to impact some areas of southeastern Wyoming beginning Monday night

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The howling wind never quite likes to leave southeastern Wyoming for long.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Cheyenne has issued a high wind warning for the North Snowy Range Foothills (including Arlington and Elk Mountain) from 8 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Wednesday along with a separate warning for the Central Laramie Range and southwest Platte County from 8 p.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Those areas had been under high wind watches since early Monday morning.

Travel could be hazardous in the impacted areas, which include portions of Interstates 25 and 80 outside of Cheyenne. The NWS noted to expect west winds of 30 to 45 mph with gusts of 60 to 65 mph, which could be especially impactful to light, high-profile vehicles such as campers and tractor trailers.

A portion of I-25 from Cheyenne to Wheatland was closed to light, high-profile vehicles for a brief period Monday morning due to gusting winds.

Real-time updates are available on the NWS Cheyenne website.