By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
If the bone-chilling temperatures and howling winds didn’t make it an easy decision not to venture out Wednesday night in Wyoming, maybe this will.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol shared a video showing just how hazardous the weather is. Visibility? None.
“Current view from a Troopers car in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Current conditions outside of Cheyenne are -18 with zero visibility,” the Highway Patrol said about 6:30pm on Wednesday.
To put it another way, if a motorist gets in trouble, the lack of visibility makes it much harder for the troopers to assist.
The comments were well-received on the Highway Patrol Facebook page with most of the thousand-plus commenters thanking the troopers for being on the job.
“Thank you troopers and emergency responders for all you do. Stay warm and be safe!” wrote Wendy Harding.
Sadly, earlier in the day one first responder was killed and another was critically injured when assisting motorists in Carbon County who had gotten into a two-vehicle accident.
A semi-truck plowed into the back of an ambulance killing 29-year-old Tyeler Harris of Saratoga.
Saviol Saint Gean, of Brooklyn, New York was identified as the driver of the truck.
Driver inattention is being investigated as a possible contributing factor of the crash.