A severe winter weather storm forced transportation officials to close major roadways in Nebraska and Wyoming on Tuesday morning.
Around 9 a.m. on December 13, officials announced that I-80 in Nebraska is closed to westbound traffic from North Platte to the Wyoming border. I-80 is also closed in both directions at North Platte (mile marker 179) to the Colorado border.
Update: I-80 is now closed WB & EB at North Platte MM 179 to the Colorado Border. https://t.co/lhtueGX1kD
— Nebraska 511 (@Nebraska511) December 13, 2022
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) said that Highway 30 is also closed in that same area.
I-80 is CLOSED for Westbound traffic from North Platte to the Wyoming Border. Highway 30 is CLOSED for that same area as well.
— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) December 13, 2022
“Most of western Nebraska and some of southwest Nebraska is now IMPASSABLE!!” NSP warned on Tuesday morning.
Most of #WesternNebraska and some of #SouthwestNebraska is now IMPASSABLE!!! Roads are closing as the blizzard conditions worsen. Please stay home and off the roads. #Blizzard #WinterStorm #NotWorthIt #BeSafe pic.twitter.com/omZeuI8J3D
— NSP Troop E (@NSP_TroopE) December 13, 2022
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has also closed westbound I-80 from Rawlins to Laramie as of around 7 a.m. on December 13. There is no estimated time for the interstate to reopen.
Additionally, I-80 is closed in BOTH directions in Rawling at Exit 111 (Airport and Baxter Roads) for winter weather.
13-DEC-2022 07:26 – I80 Exit 111, Airport and Baxter Roads – Rawlins: Closed BOTH DIR due to winter conditions. As of Dec 13 at 07:00, the est open time is unknown. #wyoroad
— Wyoming DOT (@WYDOT_I80) December 13, 2022