Snow, Bitter Cold to Make Wyoming Travel Hazardous [VIDEO]
Snow and sharply colder temperatures are expected to make for icy roads and hazardous travel conditions statewide through early Thursday.
K2 Radio Meteorologist Don Day of DayWeather, Inc. says an arctic front moving through the region over the next 48 hours will make for high travel impacts along I-80 and I-25. Moderate impacts are expected along I-90 and adjacent highways.
Drivers should also be prepared for bitter cold wind chills and limited visibility.
Areas of light snowfall were expected to develop in western Wyoming on Tuesday, with that snowfall expanding eastward with areas of snow along I-80 to include Arlington and Elk Mountain through early Wednesday.
By Thursday morning, Day says arctic air will have spread to the south into central and east-central areas of Wyoming. By dawn on Wednesday, snow will be falling across the state.
That snowfall will be heavier in southeastern, eastern, southern and parts of central Wyoming to include Rock Springs, Cheyenne, Lusk, Wright, Casper, Muddy Gap, Douglas, Laramie and Wheatland.
During the course of the day Wednesday, drivers should be on the lookout for icy roads, limited visibility, some areas of blowing snow and falling temperatures to include I-25 from Douglas to the Colorado border, I-80 from Patrick Draw to the Nebraska Line, Highway 34, Highway 30/287, Highway 220, Highway 287/789 and Highway 487 through the Shirley Basin.
"Statewide, roads will be slick and temperatures will be sharply colder Wednesday, Wednesday night and into Thursday morning," Day concludes.
For the latest road conditions, visit WyoRoad.info, call 511 or download the Wyoming 511 app for smartphones.