Gusts over 65 mph are expected along parts of I-25, I-80 in southeast Wyoming on Saturday


A semi-tractor trailer is seen being blown over by high winds in December 2021 along Interstate 25 south of Cheyenne. The video was captured by a Wyoming Department of Transportation dash cam. (WYDOT via YouTube)

CASPER, Wyo.– Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne reopened Friday night after closing “due to winter conditions and accidents at 3:35 p.m., the Wyoming Department of Transportation said.

Sustained westerly winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts reaching or exceeding 65 mph are expected in southeast Wyoming on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Areas of Interstate 80 between Arlington and Elk Mountain and Interstate 25 between Chugwater and Wheatland will be affected.

In the central Laramie Range and southwestern Platte County (including Bordeaux and I-25), the wind advisory is in effect until 11:00 p.m. Saturday.

In the North Snowy Range Foothills, including I-80, the advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday.

“Strong crosswinds will be dangerous for light and high-level vehicles, including RVs and tractor-trailers,” the NWS said.

NWS Cheyenne

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