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Highway closures begin as snowstorm hits Wyoming; no unnecessary travel, black ice on I-80

I-80 Tipton in southwest Wyoming on Monday evening. (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — Highway closures have started to occur in Wyoming with a snowstorm impacting regions of the state on Monday evening, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

U.S. Highway 287 and WY 789 are closed from Muddy Gap to the WY 28/US 2 Junction as of 6:20 p.m. Monday, according to WYDOT. WY 135 is closed from WY 789 to Sweetwater Station Junction. U.S. 191 is closed from the Utah State Line to mile marker 502.

“No unnecessary travel” and black ice warnings are in effect on a range of highways. A “no unnecessary travel” warning is in effect on Interstate 80 from Crestion Junction to Exit 142, and black ice advisories are in effect from Exit 83 to Exit 39 in southwest Wyoming, according to WYDOT.

With blizzard warnings in place due to the expectation of strong snow and high winds for northeast and southeast Wyoming into Wednesday and Thursday, road closures are likely, according to National Weather Service offices covering the region. The Casper area could also see closures with some heavy snow expected, the NWS in Riverton forecasts.

Real-time road conditions are available from WYDOT.