Why Wyoming Drivers Should Be Careful – Road Report
9 a.m. Update:
With more snow coming, The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, by which time we could have 5 to 10 inches of snow, with the greatest accumulations over Western Laramie County.
All of this snow, along with frigid cold temperatures will challenge your drive, especially later this afternoon, tonight and into tomorrow morning.
You already have snowy, icy and slick road conditions on several stretches including:
I-80 with slick conditions and black ice advisories in effect between Laramie and Happy Jack, then more slick conditions with blowing snow, limited visibility and no unnecessary travel advisories between Otto Road and Cheyenne.
I-80 is slick with snow and fog in spots between Cheyenne east into Pine Bluffs and to the Nebraska State Line.
I-25 is slick with snowfall between Cheyenne and the Colorado State Line, you also have slick and snowy conditions on I-25 north from Cheyenne all the way through Casper.
Hwy 85 is click with snowfall from Cheyenne south to the Colorado State Line, as well as north from Cheyenne to Meriden.
Hwy 287 is slick with snowfall between Laramie and the Colorado State Line.
Keep in mind these conditions are expected to worsen throughout the day, so keep checking back here for further updates. You may also want to get fresh windshield wipers and washer fluid if needed.
Here’s a reminder of why you slow down, leave lots of room, stay alert and… expect that there are idiots out there that that should not be.