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First fall wind closures in effect on I-25, I-80 in Wyoming; gusts reaching near 60 mph

I-80 is seeing gusts near 60 mph on Friday morning in the Cooper Cove area. (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — Fall has arrived in Wyoming and with it, strong winds.

The first partial road closures of the season due to strong winds are in effect on portions of Interstates 25 and 80 in southeast Wyoming.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, I-25 is closed to light, high-profile vehicles from Cheyenne to the Colorado State Line, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. I-80 is closed to light, high-profile vehicles from Laramie to Exit 235 near Elk Mountain due to gusting winds.

Gusts are reaching near 60 mph in the Quealy Dome and Cooper Cove areas near Laramie, WYDOT sensors show.

U.S. Highway 30 is also closed to light, high-profile traffic from Laramie to the Medicine Bow area, according to WYDOT. U.S. Highway 287 is closed to light, high-profile vehicles from Laramie to Walcott Junction. U.S. Highway 87 is closed to light, high-profile traffic from Cheyenne to the Colorado State Line.

Wind gusts as high as 70 mph are possible until 3 p.m. Friday along I-80 between Elk Mountain and Cheyenne, in the Laramie Range, southwest Platte County and in the north Snowy Range foothills, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

“Strong crosswinds will be hazardous to lightweight and high-profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers,” the NWS in Cheyenne said.

Real-time road closure information is available from WYDOT.


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