I-80 in Wyoming Reopens Following Winter Blast, Fatal Pileup
After days of closures due to winter conditions and Saturday afternoon's fatal pileup in Carbon County, Interstate 80 in Wyoming is now open.
The interstate was closed Thursday and had no more than reopened Saturday when 44 vehicles collided around mile markers 261 and 266 near Wagonhound Road, leaving one person dead and multiple others injured.
Unfortunately, today's reopening may be short-lived too.
According to the Wyoming Department of Transportation, 50-plus mph winds will create significant blowing and drifting snow, poor visibility, and possible whiteout/ground blizzard conditions early Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening.
"Alternate routes and travel times are encouraged for I-80, I-25, South Pass and secondary roads in central, southern and eastern Wyoming," WYDOT said.
Drivers are encouraged to call 511 or go to wyoroad.info for the latest road conditions and closure information.