WYDOT has shut down I-80 throughout southern Wyoming due to the winter storm that has passed.

In order to prevent further incidents and more, they have issued the following statement:

  • THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE WYOMING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY CHEYENNE WYOMING.
  • A LOCAL AREA EMERGENCY HAS BEEN ADVISED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN EVANSTON AND CHEYENNE IS EXPECTED TO BE CLOSED FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME DUE TO NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY IN THE ARLINGTON AREA... AND SEVERAL SURROUNDING TOWNS BEING AT CAPACITY. PROJECTED OPENING TIME OF INTERSTATE 80 IS CURRENTLY UNKNOWN. INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS THE EVENTS UNFOLD. PLEASE ADJUST TRAVEL PLANS ACCORDINGLY.

We'll have an update during 'Laramie Live on KOWB' from 7-10 a.m. Thursday.