Interstate 80 across southern Wyoming has been closed down impacting travel in both directions.

The highway between Rock Springs and Wamsutter has been closed in both directions since just before 6 p.m. Monday.

In response, WYDOT closed eastbound I-80 from Evanston to Rock Springs and westbound I-80 from Laramie to Wamsutter "Due to Local Authority Request." This is so trucks don't pile up in one location.

Also closed in southeast Wyoming is US 30/287 North out of Laramie through Rock River, Medicine Bow, and Hanna to Walcott Junction "Due to Local Authority Request."

As of 9:15 p.m., closed roads were anticipated to open in 11-to-13 hours.

With more snow and blowing snow in the forecast overnight, please check for updated road conditions Tuesday morning. You can do that by clicking here, calling 1-888-996-7623, or by dialing 511 on your mobile device.

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