(WYDOT District 1)

CASPER, Wyo. — Between 16 and 20 inches of snow fell in Casper before 7 p.m. Monday. With no signs of letting up and heavier snowfall in the forecast, area roads have begun shutting down.

The National Weather Service in Riverton reported the Casper snowfall total along with other regional totals. Casper Mountain has received the most snow in the region today, with reports of 20–30 inches.

And the storm is far from over, according to the forecast. Casper remains in a Blizzard Warning through 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. Heavy, blowing snow is expected overnight tonight, with a nighttime accumulation of 9–13 inches possible, the forecast states. Heavy snow is expected to continue Tuesday, which could add between 2 and 4 inches more across Casper.

With more than a foot of snow already on the ground in and around the city, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is reporting several road closures due to the poor driving conditions.

Casper Mountain Road has been closed since the mid-afternoon, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The closure due to winter conditions took place around 4:30 p.m. as heavy snow continues to fall throughout central Wyoming. The estimated reopening time is listed as unknown, WYDOT said.

Also closed is Highway 20/26 between Waltman and Casper; Old Glenrock Highway between Casper and Glenrock; Interstate 25 between Douglas and Casper; WYO 220 between Pathfinder Road and Alcova; northbound travel lanes of Highway 87 from Casper to Exit 210, Horse Ranch Creek Road; and Interstate 25 from Casper to Exit 210, Horse Ranch Creek Road. The estimated reopening time for all closures was unknown as of 8:50 p.m. Monday.

Interstate 80 is also closed due to winter conditions and crashes. The closure stretches from Rawlins to Laramie, with westbound lanes between Laramie and Cheyenne closed. The eastbound lanes were open, but slick in spots and foggy, WYDOT reported.

Oil City News is keeping a running list of area closures and cancellations. To report a closure for Tuesday, April 4, visit the form by clicking here.