Snowy Wyoming roads slick, manageable for now - KOTA Territory News

Snowy Wyoming roads slick, manageable for now


Winter is showing no signs of slowing down as February comes to an end.

Four to five inches fell on Sheridan overnight and snow continued to fall all morning.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has not closed any major roads in northeast Wyoming, but Interstate 90 is slick between the Montana and South Dakota borders with some blowing snow near Gillette and Sundance.

Those who are traveling made sure to plan ahead.

"We've got some food in the truck. We've got blankets. We've got a tow belt in the back of the pickup and we're prepared as about as much as a Wyomingite can be," said Clifford Reed, who is driving from Dayton to Rock Springs for the birth of his first grandchild.

"If at some point we decide it's not safe to drive we're going to have to stop for the night. So we'd planned an extra day in our trip in case something like this happened," said Matt Bolster, who is moving back home from Missouri to Spokane, Washington.

Wyoming Department of Transportation officials expect the snow to keep coming throughout the weekend, but for now the roads are manageable.

"They're entirely passable. I've been out on them all day. Wind comes and goes and the visibility with it. So we have plenty of trucks out there but we can't plow the wind," said Rich Hall, the supervisor for maintenance for the Sheridan area.

But people in Sheridan say roads in town are much tougher to drive on.

"The weather in town and the roads in town are definitely a lot worse than the know, the highway," said Holli Weber of Sheridan.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Sheridan until 6:00 a.m. Sunday.

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