Winter Weather, Crashes Close Part of I-80 in Southern Wyoming [UPDATED]
UPDATE (1:30 p.m. Thursday)
I-80 and the other highways mentioned in the original version of this story have now reopened.
UPDATE (7:16 p.m.)
A number of other highways have closed as a winter storm moves across Wyoming, and WYDOT had announced an estimated opening time for hundreds of miles of closed interstate highway.
I-80 between Laramie and Rock Springs, which is closed in both directions, is expected to reopen in 16-18 hours, according to WYDOT.
Newly closed sections of highway include US 287/WY 789 between Rawlins and the WY 28 junction, WY 220 between Muddy Gap and WY 487, US 30/287 between Bosler and Walcott Junction, and WY 430 between Rock Springs and the Colorado border.
Of those, the only highway with an estimated reopening time is US 30/287 which, like I-80, should reopen within 16-18 hours, according to WYDOT.
UPDATE (5:15 p.m.)
All lanes of I-80 are now closed between Laramie and Rock Springs. WYDOT has not provided an estimated time for the road to reopen.
A significant portion of Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming was closed Wednesday afternoon due to winter weather and vehicle crashes.
As of 4:25 p.m., all lanes of I-80 were closed between Rawlins and Rock Springs with no estimated reopening time.
Meanwhile, the westbound lanes of I-80 were closed between Rawlins and Laramie. Again, WYDOT provided no estimated time for the roadway to reopen.
The closed segments are in an area covered by a winter storm warning or winter weather advisory. Rawlins is expected to see two to four inches of snow accumulation Wednesday and another one to three inches of snow Wednesday night.
For the latest road conditions, call 511, visit WyoRoad.info or download the Wyoming 511 app.