A winter storm brought chaos to Wyoming’s interstate highways Saturday night through Sunday. In the southeastern part of the state, some motorists found themselves stranded as both I-25 and I-80 were closed at various points Sunday.
Interstate 80’s westbound highway was closed Sunday by a crash between Laramie and Arlington, just below Elk Mountain, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s District 1’s Twitter account. The crash occurred at or before 10:25 a.m. Initial tweets said the westbound highway could be closed 5-7 hours, but a tweet sent at 3 p.m. said both lanes were open within 4 1/2 hours. The crash may have involved at least one semi-truck, and there were no fatalities, according to a WYDOT Public Information Officer.
In the meantime, WYDOT District 1 posted this photo to its Facebook account, showing semi-trucks stacked up along the side of I-80. It’s not an unusual sight on either side of the Elk Mountain stretch during a winter storm.