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Portions of I-25, I-80 closed to light, high-profile vehicles amid high winds Friday

A semi-tractor trailor is seen as it is blown over by high winds on Wednesday along Interstate 25 south of Cheyenne in December of 2021. The video was captured by a Wyoming Department of Transportation dashcam. (WYDOT via YouTube)

For the latest road and travel conditions, visit the Closures and Advisories page on the Wyoming Department of Transportation website. 

CASPER, Wyo. — High winds Friday afternoon have prompted the closure of portions of Interstates 25 and 80 to light, high-profile vehicles by the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

I-25 is closed from Cheyenne to Douglas and I-80 is closed from Laramie to Elk Mountain to wind-prone traffic as of 2:45 p.m. Friday. The closure also applies to US 30/287 between Laramie and Walcott Junction.

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Extreme blowover risk is also advised on WY 487 between WY 220 (Clark’s Corner) and Medicine Bow.

Gusts of 50–65 mph are expected across some areas of southeast Wyoming through the afternoon. Winds should diminish through the evening, the National Weather Service said.