I-80 Westbound Closed Again in Southern Wyoming
After roughly 100 miles of roadway was closed for over 24 hours, the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Cheyenne were closed again Friday morning due to a combination of winter weather and requests from local authorities.
As of roughly 3 a.m., WYDOT estimated the westbound lanes would reopen between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The eastbound lanes remained open, though slick conditions, strong winds, snowfall and fog were present in the area of Rawlins, Elk Mountain and Arlington.
Meanwhile, U.S. 30/287 between I-80 and Rock River was closed due to a crash. As of 6:46 a.m., WYDOT estimated the roadway would reopen within five to seven hours.
A crash early Wednesday resulted in a spill of hazardous materials including hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid and flammable materials. That closed the westbound lanes of I-80 between Rawlins and Laramie while crews worked to clean up the spill, despite inclement weather.
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