South Pass winds reach 66 mph, travel restrictions in place

(Fremont County, WY) – The area between Atlantic City Road and the Mile Marker 63 Westbound Closure Gate clocked in a 66 mph wind gust this afternoon, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) website.

Roads are temporarily closed to light, high profile vehicles due to gusting wind in the area between the Fremont/Sublette County Line and Atlantic City Road, the Atlantic City Road and the Mile Marker 63 Westbound Closure Gate, and between the Mile Marker 63 Westbound Closure Gate and US 287 / WY 789.

Conditions are listed as dry with dangerous winds with extreme blowover risks for the mentioned roads.

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Lander also had some intense wind gusts, with 58 mph winds recorded at the Lander Airport in the early afternoon as well.

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