The National Weather Service office in Riverton issued a Black Ice Warning for Sunday night into Monday after the recent winter storm dumped a few inches of fresh powder in the area.
As of 8:00 a.m. Monday, South Pass currently has a black ice advisory. Many Fremont County roadways are slick. Large sections of Interstate 80 remain closed this morning as well.
A major pile-up involving more than 50 vehicles was reported Sunday evening on I-80 between Rawlins and Wamsutter.
WYZ005-013-016>020-023-025-026-021400- Southwest Big Horn Basin-Jackson Hole-Upper Wind River Basin- Wind River Basin-Lander Foothills- Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range- Natrona County Lower Elevations-Star Valley- Upper Green River Basin Foothills-Upper Green River Basin- Including the cities of Thermopolis, Jackson, Dubois, Riverton, Shoshoni, Lander, Jeffrey City, Casper, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, Pinedale, La Barge, Big Piney, and Farson 616 PM MST Sun Mar 1 2020 ...Black Ice possible Tonight... This is a special weather statement from the National Weather Service Office in Riverton. * WHAT...Areas of black ice on roads tonight, where snow was able to melt earlier today. Icy patches will be possible, as temperatures drop into the single digits tonight. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Motorists are encouraged to slow down when travelling tonight.