Much Of I-80 Closed Due To Winter Conditions

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By Staff Reports, Rock Springs Rocket Miner

Several Wyoming roads are closed due to winter weather conditions and rolling closures on Wednesday, April 14, and the closures are likely to extend into Thursday, April 15. 

Interstate 80 is closed both directions between Rock Springs and Laramie due to winter conditions. The interstate is also closed westbound between Laramie and Cheyenne due to a rolling closure. The estimated opening time is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday.

In addition, Wyoming Highway 430 is closed to through traffic between Rock Springs and the Colorado state line due to winter conditions, and the opening time is unknown.

Both I-80 and WH-430 were closed earlier on Wednesday, but reopened for much of the afternoon before closing again in the evening.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect through Thursday afternoon, April 15, for most of central and western Wyoming. The heaviest period of snow is expected to be from late Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

Total additional snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches are possible. Blowing snow will be common as a northeast wind will be gusting 35 to 50 mph across Sweetwater County Wednesday into the night.

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