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I-80 closed westbound from Cheyenne to Laramie; wind closures also in effect Friday with gusts reaching near 60 mph

I-80 Roundtop on Friday morning. (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — Westbound travel on Interstate 80 is closed to all traffic from Cheyenne to Laramie as of 10:15 a.m. Friday, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

While eastbound travel from Laramie to Cheyenne had been closed much of the day Thursday and overnight after multiple crashes on Thursday, that stretch of I-80 has been reopened to most traffic on Friday morning. However, I-80 eastbound from Laramie to Cheyenne is closed to light, high-profile vehicles due to gusting winds.

Winds closures are in effect in both directions from Laramie to Walcott Junction near Elk Mountain. That stretch is closed to light, high-profile vehicles due to gusting winds. WYDOT sensors show wind gusts reaching near 50 mph in the Cooper Cove and Arlington areas and near 60 mph in the Happy Jack area.

Many highways across southeastern Wyoming, but especially I-80 in particular, have been ravaged with delays and closures throughout the week as winter conditions and/or high winds have pelted the area.

Real-time road conditions are available on WYDOT’s website.

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