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Outer Drive closed from Evansville to Mills for light, high-profile vehicles

WYO 258 between Mills and Evansville on Friday, March 31, 2023. (Wyoming Department of Transportation)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed Wyoming Highway 258, also known as Outer Drive, in both directions for light, high-profile vehicles due to strong, gusting winds.

Light, high-profile vehicles include box trucks, campers, RVs and other trucks that could tip over due to strong winds.

The National Weather Service in Riverton’s forecast calls for wind gusts of nearly 40 mph throughout the day in Casper, and predicts the winds will only grow stronger at night, with windspeeds increasing to roughly 50 mph after sundown.

WYDOT did not give an estimate for when the road is expected to fully reopen.