It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in much of Wyoming.

With increased holiday travel expected statewide, and with difficult driving conditions throughout northern and southern Wyoming, officials with the Wyoming Department of Transportation urge motorists to be cautious this holiday.

WYDOT public information officer Doug McGee says increased traffic can be expected throughout the state.

"There's always a lot of additional traffic during the holidays - lots of people heading home or off to see family in various parts of the state," McGee said. "There definitely will be increased traffic."

McGee says motorists should make sure they’re properly equipped prior to their trip.

"We ask that you be prepared," McGee said. "Some of the ways to be prepared include having all winter travel safety items safe in your trunk, having a tire change for your vehicle, a small shovel, and maybe a little bag of sand or kitty litter to provide traction if you get stuck."

Multiple roads were closed Thursday in southern Wyoming, including Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne. WYDOT has also closed multiple seasonal roads throughout the state.

Updated road condition information can be obtained by calling 511 or by visiting