Southern Wyoming highways close due to weather - KOTA Territory News

Southern Wyoming highways close due to weather

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The damage to roadways from recurring storms is not limited to Colorado.  Wyoming is getting its share.

In a press release, the Wyoming Department of Transportation urges motorists traveling to Laramie for the University of Wyoming football game Saturday to plan ahead and use common sense.  Allow yourself plenty of time to arrive, turn off the cruise control in wet or damaged areas and drive at a safe speed.

The storms have led to some Wyoming highways to close.

I-25: Closed SOUTHBOUND between Cheyenne and the Colorado State Line due to flooding in Colorado.

I-80: Lane restriction WESTBOUND from milepost 339 to 337. One lane highway due to lane closure.

US 85: Closed SOUTHBOUND between Cheyenne and the Colorado State Line due to flooding in Colorado.

US 287: Closed SOUTHBOUND -- No commercial vehicles between Laramie and the Colorado State Line.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers are assisting WYDOT personnel at this time to close highway US 85 south out of Cheyenne and highway US 287 south out of Laramie due to flooding and rock slides in the State of Colorado. 

This request for additional road closures has been made from Colorado State Patrol and CDOT, according to a press release. 

Earlier Friday morning WYDOT closed I-25 SOUTHBOUND out of Cheyenne due to the weather emergency in Colorado. This has been at the request of Colorado due to flooding conditions and washouts of the roadway on the Interstate in the Ft. Collins/Loveland area.

Interstate 25 will remain closed to all traffic, however on US 85 and US 287 emergency traffic and local Colorado residents only will be allowed southbound out of Wyoming.  No commercial vehicle traffic will be allowed at this time. 

Troopers or WYDOT personnel will be manning the road closure gates.  At this time it is unknown how long these road closures will remain.  It is possible that this will be a long term event.  Please check your routes before heading out by dialing 511 for the Wyoming Road Report, or go online at http://www.wyoroad.info.

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