Wyoming Department of Transportation

Ground Blizzard Warning Posted for Southeast Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The National Weather Service is warning of possible ground blizzards Wednesday evening in southeast Wyoming. Strong westerly winds in excess of 60 mph are expected to develop and continue through Thursday morning, especially between Cheyenne and Laramie. The Weather Serv…
Crashes, Road Closures Follow Winter Conditions
It’s a mess out there, and it will get messier. “It” refers to the storm cruising through the state that has prompted travel advisories in central and southern Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the National Weather Service. Interstate-80 was clos…
I-80 Remains Closed Between Cheyenne & Evanston
  I-80 remains closed from Cheyenne to Evanston due to high winds, blowing snow and significantly reduced visibility. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers are assisting stranded motorists in the Arlington/Elk Mountain area, where 40 to 45 m.p.h. sustained winds with gusts in excess of 60 m.p.h. are …
Highway Patrol Reports Scores Of Accidents, One Fatality
Though it’s been said many times, many ways, it still bears repeating: If you don’t have to drive during the next day, don’t. Since 5 p.m. Monday, Wyoming Highway Patrol dispatch has received 81 calls about crashes, with 72 of those involving property damage, with eight injuries…
Don’t ‘Crowd The Plow'; WYDOT Cautions Safety Near Snow Plows
The Wyoming Department of Transportation cautions motorists to be careful driving during a winter storm expected to wallop Wyoming before and during the Thanksgiving holiday. WYDOT also urges motorists to give tow plows plenty of room, according to a news release from spokesman Jeff Goetz. A tow plo…
Major Wyoming Highways Reopen
  CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Traffic is flowing again on all major interstates and highways in Wyoming although there are still slick and windy areas slowing speeds. Long sections of I-80 and other highways in southern Wyoming were closed most of Wednesday because of blowing snow and strong w…
WYDOT Begins Wyoming Highway 59 Road Work On Monday
The Wyoming Department of Transportation on Monday will begin construction of new turn lanes on a 35-mile section of Wyoming Highway 59 north of Douglas, according to a news release. Portable temporary rumble strips will be installed to alert motorists of the work zones. Speeds will be reduced to 45…
WYDOT Begins Lusk Bridge Construction
Wyoming Department of Transportation crews have begun work in Lusk to install a temporary bridge to replace the one washed out by flooding June 4, according to a news release from WYDOT spokesman Jeff Goetz. The crews have set the rebar and on Thursday they will begin pouring the concrete footings f…

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