CASPER, Wyo. — Though the snowfall seen by much of the state over the weekend is over, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is urging motorists to remain cautious, as conditions are still making travel dangerous.
Along Interstates 80 and 25, very strong wind gusts are kicking up and blowing snow, leading to poor visibility and, in some cases, even whiteouts and ground blizzard conditions, WYDOT reports.
The strong winds in several parts of Wyoming also lead to the possibility of rollovers for light, high-profile vehicles.
Beginning on Tuesday, 60 mph winds are expected to impact much of I-80, including roadways that run through Rawlins, Elk Mountain, Laramie and more to the west of Cheyenne. Other parts of I-80 are expected to see strong winds of up to 45 mph.
Along I-25 — from Midwest to Casper, Douglas, Glendo and more — winds upwards of 50 mph are in the forecast.
A break in the high winds is expected to occur on Wednesday night and into Thursday.