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118 mph wind gusts, ice shut down two Wyoming highways over the weekend


Extremely high winds and icy conditions forced the closure of two highways in Wyoming over the weekend. 

Both Interstate 25 and Interstate 80 were closed for portions of Saturday, December 11th and Sunday, December 12th from Cheyenne to Douglas and between Rawlins and Laramie, respectively. Both have been reopened as of Sunday evening. 

According to Kearney Hub, wind gusts as high as 118 mph were recorded in Clark, with 76 mph gusts recorded in Casper. The high winds even caused the collapse of the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, leaving metal debris scattered across nearby roadways. 

WYDOt reported long lines of semi trucks awaiting the reopening of the interstates, along with several jackknifed rigs. 

Temperatures are expected to reach the 50s by Tuesday, but more snow is in the forecast for Wednesday.


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