CASPER, Wyo. — Drifting and blowing snow and high winds are making commuting through parts of Wyoming difficult days after a weekend snowstorm blanketed the area.
According to WYDOT, as of 5 a.m. Thursday, Interstate 25 between Cheyenne and Wheatland is closed to light and high-profile vehicles due to high winds, which reached 60 mph or more at times yesterday. There’s a black ice and no unnecessary travel warning on I-25 between Casper and Midwest.
I-80 is also closed to light and high-profile vehicles due to gusty winds between Elk Mountain and Laramie.
WYO 220 between Casper and Muddy Gap is closed due to winter conditions, as is WYO 257 between Robertson Road and US 20/26. There’s a no unnecessary travel advisory on Outer Drive in Casper, but Casper Mountain Road reopened yesterday after being closed for nearly two days.
Multiple reports of crashes and intermittent closures plagued I-25 between Cheyenne and Casper on Wednesday, with some areas closed at times for WYDOT plows to clear significant drifts.
The National Weather Service in Riverton has high wind warnings in effect today for much of east central and south central Wyoming.
In Casper, the NWS in Riverton says winds will mercifully subside for the most part, with gusts of up to 10 mph, clear skies and a high around 36 degrees. A warming trend continues through the week, with a high above 40 degrees expected on Friday.