Southeast Wyoming Sees 18 Blow-Overs During Wednesday Windstorm

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Well, at least your Wednesday wasn’t as bad as it was for some people.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the southeastern portion of the state saw at least 18 vehicles blow over during the wicked Wednesday windstorm that swept across the state.

Laramie County saw seven confirmed blow-overs, Albany County had six, Carbon County had three and the Wheatland area had two.

Most of the state saw gusts of up to at least 65-70 mph, but southeast Wyoming was pummeled with wind, with gusts of up to 105 mph. Anything over 74 mph is defined as a hurricane-force winds.

In Cheyenne, gusts ranged from 89 to 100 MPH, while the Cody Foothills were hit with similar winds.

“The wind event not only impacted Wyoming but surrounding states,” WYDOT said in their social media post.

Multiple portions of the interstate were closed to light and high-profile vehicles.

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