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New closures as multiple crashes lead to ‘major backup’ on I-80 in Wyoming

I-80 Lone Tree on Thursday morning. (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — After facing closures overnight Wednesday, Interstate 80 temporarily reopened to all traffic across Wyoming on Thursday morning. However, some new closures are again in effect as of 9:43 a.m., according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

Westbound travel on I-80 is closed from Cheyenne to Laramie, according to WYDOT. No estimated reopening time has been provided.

“Multiple crashes have been reported causing a major backup in traffic,” WYDOT District 1 said of the new I-80 closures.

Black ice advisories are in effect on I-80 near Cheyenne, Laramie, Granger and Lyman as well as on eastbound stretches between Laramie and Cheyenne. WYDOT has also issued black ice advisories on I-25 near Casper, Midwest and Cheyenne.

Real-time road conditions information is available from WYDOT.