CASPER, Wyo. — There is a risk of more blow-overs in Wyoming with wind gusts expected to reach 70 mph on areas of both I-25 and I-80 starting Thursday evening.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said on Tuesday that they had responded to several crashes due to high winds and urged people to follow any highway closures.
“If your vehicle and/or your load are lightweight, please adhere to the closures,” the WHP said. “The closures are in place for you and the protection of others.”
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35-40 winds out of the west with 70 mph gusts are forecast starting at 5 pm Thursday through 5 am Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. The strong winds are expected to impact I-80 near Arlington and over the Summit and foothills.
I-25 could see 70 mph gusts from Wheatland to Bordeaux.
“Strong cross winds will be hazardous to light weight and high profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers,” the NWS in Cheyenne says. “There will be an extreme risk for vehicle blow overs.”
This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.