Thanksgiving Day Week Storm Causes Closures on I-80

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UPDATE– As of 7 am, road closures remain the same. However, estimated opening time for I-80 eastbound from the Utah State Line through Rock Springs has been increased to 9 to 11 hours.

UPDATE– As of 5:30 am Tuesday, I-80 eastbound is closed from the Utah State Line through Rock Springs due to rolling closures. The estimated opening time at 5:30 am was in 5 to 7 hours. Westbound is closed between Green River and Rock Springs, and is open everywhere else from the Utah State Line through Rock Springs.

Local traffic is being allowed to drive westbound between Rock Springs and Green River.

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Drivers should expect slick road conditions with snowfall, blowing snow, and black ice.

I-80 Rock Springs to Cheyenne is closed both directions due to winter conditions and crashes. At 1 am, estimated opening times from Rock Springs to Laramie was in 13 to 15 hours. At 1 am, estimated opening times from Laramie to Cheyenne was in 9 to 11 hours.

I-80 both directions from Rock Springs through Cheyenne remains closed, with an updated opening time of 9 to 11 hours, as of 7 am.

SWEETWATER COUNTY– A winter storm that is expected to last through Tuesday is traveling across the southern part of the state, and it is causing road closures on sections of I-80.

According to WYDOT, as of 3:30 pm Monday, I-80 westbound from exit 111, Airport and Baxter Roads to Rawlins has been closed due to winter conditions and crashes. At the time of the closure, the estimated opening time was unknown.

Travelers should expect black ice from the Utah state line to exit 111, Airport and Baxter Roads.

Anyone driving should use extreme caution.

SweetwaterNOW will keep you updated on road conditions.