Interstate 80, which was closed between Cheyenne and Rawlins early Wednesday due to winter conditions, is expected to remain closed to all traffic overnight into Thursday.

In a statement Wednesday, WYDOT said the nature of the storm will cause that stretch of interstate to stay closed for a prolonged period.

The stretch between Cheyenne and Laramie was first closed due to a power line fire near Buford. That fire was dealt with, but subsequent crashes and deteriorating weather kept the road closed.

I-80 eastbound between Rock Spring and Rawlins was also closed.

Heavy snow is expected to continue throughout the day, with whiteout conditions in some areas along with large snow drifts.

For the latest road conditions, visit or call 511.

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