Wyoming roads just starting to open again

WYOMING — One of Wyoming’s main highways leading in and out of the state is just starting to reopen after New Year’s Day winter storms wreaked havoc on roads and drivers

Wind gusts as fast as 97 miles per hour swept I-80 yesterday, taking out semi-trucks, road signs, and gates according to Wyoming Highway Patrol. One state trooper had an especially close call with a semi that was blown sideways and off the road yesterday.

According to WYDOT, I-80 is beginning to open again as of 8:45 today, but is subject to close again. Reduced speed is in effect in the westbound lanes near Lyman at milepost 48 due to bridge damage. Black ice advisories are in effect.

Highway 25 is also open again after being closed much of yesterday.

Highway 191 between the Utah State Line and Mile Marker 502 is closed at the southbound gage as of 8:74 p.m. yesterday. The estimated opening time is between 12 and 2 p.m. January 8. Highway 89 between I-80 and WY 412 is open, but no unnecessary travel is advised.

Teton Pass, meanwhile, is open this morning after avalanche control last night, but drivers have reported several slides over the road, both natural and man-made.

Highway crews were able to bring down some white stuff during scheduled avalanche mitigation on Teton Pass last night. (WYDOT)

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