Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Cheyenne closed for winter conditions

Thursday afternoon update: I-80 has reopened.

(Cheyenne, WY) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Rawlins as of 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Currently, there is a 6-8 hour reopening estimated timetable.

WYDOT will update road conditions first at 511 or their website here.

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WYDOT District 1 in southeast Wyoming shared the following information Thursday morning;

Crews are out working to open the roads. The rain/snow mixture that fell overnight has created an ice rink on I-80. Photo was taken of a crash this morning at MM 238 east of Walcott Junction where the driver lost control on the icy roads. Make sure to take your time, buckle up, and reduce speed when necessary once the roads reopen. Continue to visit www.wyoroad.info or our 511 app for up to date road closure information and more. #wyoroad#IceandSnowTakeitSlow

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