Westbound I-80 remains closed this morning after Monday crash west of Laramie

(Laramie, Wyo.) – The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 are still closed this morning after the second multi-vehicle crash in the last five days. The latest crash occurred 18 miles west of Laramie during foggy weather and slushy road conditions. The westbound lanes are closed between Laramie and Sinclair. All westbound traffic on I-80 was rerouted onto U.S. 30 from Laramie to Medicine Bow to Walcott Junction.

Warmer today, Thunderstorms possible later in the week

(Riverton, Wyo.) – High Pressure will remain over the region today keeping mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures across the Cowboy State, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport. A few late day thunderstorms will be possible over the northwest mountains. Increasing moisture aloft on Wednesday will spread those possible isolated thunderstorms across the state.

Over 50 vehicles involved in this morning’s I-80 crash, injuring over 20, one confirmed dead

(Laramie, Wyo.) – 59 vehicles have been confirmed to be involved in this morning’s crash with the potential of another four to six more. The large fire that ensued from the crash delayed the investigation efforts for an extended period. Wyoming Highway Patrol Crash Team Members and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation are still continuing to work through the crash scene. 

New Meeting Rooms, Food Court at Wind River Hotel & Casino nearing completion

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The food court and new meeting rooms at the Wind River Hotel and Casino are expected to open in May, the date for the soft opening is not yet set, but some 70 workers are installing kitchen and dining equipment and beginning the finish work at the site. The kitchen equipment in a massive new food preparation area will serve a the food court and the casino’s current Red Willow Restaurant and conference catering.