After 24-Hour Closures, I-80 Re-Opens in Southern Wyoming
UPDATE, 7 p.m.: Interstate 80 has re-opened. Portions of the road in the Granger area are under a black ice advisory. U.S. 287 from Hana to the Colorado state line remains closed. Some portions of the interstate were closed for more than 24 hours.
UPDATE, 4:30 p.m.: As of 4 p.m., WYDOT says the scheduled re-opening time is between 10 p.m. and midnight.
UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: WYDOT has moved the estimated opening time to between 8 and 10 p.m. Tuesday night.
According to WYDOT, much of the interstate is under a "rolling closure." WYODT enacts rolling closures when towns are at capacity so travelers don't go to the next town down the highway and become stranded.
Most of Interstate 80 is closed from both ends of Wyoming, while Interstate 25 is dangerous from Casper to the Colorado state line after a winter storm dumped snow on much of the Cowboy State's southern half.
As of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, most Interstate 80 is closed from Cheyenne to Evanston with small portions being open in the Rock Springs and Granger areas.
The estimated reopening time is between 4 and 6 p.m., according to WYDOT.
Meanwhile, WYDOT has issued a no unnecessary travel advisory from Casper to the Colorado state line.
US 287 from Medicine Bow to the Colorado state line is also closed. WYDOT says it should reopen between 4 and 6 p.m.