Winter weather brings major pileup at Wyoming/Nebraska border

Courtesy Facebook user Tabatha Proffitt

A winter storm rolled through Wyoming over the weekend, bringing with it the one of the season’s first major pileups on I-80.

On Sunday afternoon, a pileup crash was reported on westbound I-80 between Cheyenne and the Wyoming/Nebraska border.

According to postings from motorists on the scene in the Facebook group Wyoming Road and Weather Condition Report Updates, the pileup involved approximately 10 semi trucks and five passenger vehicles.

It isn’t clear whether there were injuries.

Hundreds of miles of interstate in Wyoming and Nebraska were closed for hours on Sunday due to crashes and the inclement weather conditions. As of Monday morning, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) reports that I-80 has reopened in both directions from the Nebraska state line to Rawlins.

WYDOT warned on Monday morning that snow and slick roads are still a concern and encourage drivers to check the latest road conditions at wyoroad.info before traveling.

I-80 in Wyoming has been the site of massive winter weather pileup crashes multiple times in recent years. In March 2020, a crash involving more than 100 vehicles occurred on westbound I-80 at mile marker 184 between Rawlins and Wamsutter, killing three people.