Traffic Advisory: Forest blaze may force closure of WY 230 south of Laramie

(Laramie, Wyo.) – At this time, WY 230 between Woods Landing and the Colorado State Line remains open for travel. The weather this morning is cooperating with the firefighting efforts. Troopers are on standby, as of now, for any possible road closure on WY 230. The weather forecast for that area this afternoon is calling for periods of 40 to 50 mph winds which could push the fire towards Fox Creek Road, Sheep Mountain and towards WY 230. If the fire does spread towards WY 230, it will likely be in the area of the previous fire from two summers ago which should slow its growth. The fire reportedly originated in the Lake Owen area and is estimated to be 600 acres.
Motorists can check to see if the road is open or closed by going to http://www.wyoroad.info or 1-888-WYO-ROAD (1-888-996-7623).