WYDOT Shifting Personnel, Equipment in Preparation of Blizzard
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is ramping up in preparation of Wednesday's winter storm.
Spokesman Matt Murphy says crews will be out keeping roads open as much as possible.
"We have five rotary plows, which are the same ones that we use to open seasonally-closed roads like WYO 130 over the Snowy Range, and they are at different places along I-80 from Cheyenne to Rawlins," he said.
"Some of our WYDOT Districts in the northern part of the state are sending extra plows and equipment that they might not need to (the southeast) part of the state," he added.
The current forecast calls for 12-18 inches of snow along Interstate 80 from about Walcott Junction to the Nebraska state line and 18-24 inches at the Summit.
About 12-18 inches of snow is also forecast along Interstate 25 from Cheyenne to east of Casper.
"The biggest problem we're kind of seeing with this storm is the wind, especially with those high wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph that can just create zero visibility, which is not a safe situation to drive in, as well as just really large snow drifts," said Murphy.
Drivers should plan now for the storm, as travel will likely be difficult or impossible if current predictions hold true. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 511 or by visiting wyoroad.info.