Friday travelers: eastern I-80 to be closed most of the day
I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne is expected to remain closed for most of the day today, with WYDOT crews bringing in heavy equipment to try to reopen the road.
A potentially record-breaking spring snowstorm led to the closure, which began Thursday.
Ralph Tarango, the district maintenance engineer for District 1, said around 3 to 4 feet of snow is on the interstate in places, and crews are bringing a rotary plow to I-80 to help clear the road. A rotary plow is a plow capable of removing large amounts of snow off the roadway and resembles a large snowblower.