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Ground blizzard warning along I-80 in Wyoming with gusts up to 60 mph possible until Wednesday afternoon

I-80 near Arlington on Tuesday afternoon. (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — Ground blizzard warnings are in effect on Tuesday afternoon in areas of southeast Wyoming, including along the Interstate 80 corridor from Laramie to Rawlins, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

With wind gusts of up to 60 mph possible until 2 p.m. Wednesday, blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The winds could also damage trees. In addition to I-80, ground blizzards could happen in the north Snowy Range foothills and in the south Laramie Range, according to the NWS in Cheyenne.

Windchill values could dip as low as minus 25 degrees overnight Tuesday, which could lead to frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes, the NWS in Cheyenne added.

“Travel should be restricted to emergencies only,” the NWS in Cheyenne said. “If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511.”

Real-time road condition information is available from WYDOT.

WYDOT shared the following road impact forecast video for Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning: