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I-25 from Colorado to Douglas shut down to light, high-profile vehicles due to more heavy winds

Interstate 25 near the I-80 interchange Thursday evening in Cheyenne. (WYDOT)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — High winds are no fun for those with light, high-profile vehicles, especially when they impact travel.

For those driving those vehicles in southeastern Wyoming, they’ll have to look elsewhere for a route.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has closed Interstate 25 from the Colorado state line to Douglas to light, high-profile vehicles like campers and tractor trailers in response to high winds that are pelting much of the area throughout Thursday.

A high wind warning is currently in effect for much of the southeast portion of the state — including Cheyenne — until 5 a.m. Friday. Travel on I-80 has already been impacted throughout the day as light, high-profile vehicles currently aren’t permitted to drive on the highway from Cheyenne to Elk Mountain.

It is unknown when the routes will be fully open to all traffic.

Winds at 7:58 p.m. Wednesday at Bordeaux on I-25 were recorded at 39 mph to the west with 57 mph gusts, according to WYDOT sensors. At the same time near Buford on I-80, winds were recorded at 33 mph to the southwest with 50 mph gusts.

Real-time road conditions are available on the WYDOT website.

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