WYDOT Works To Reopen Roads

Mar 14, 2019

A snow plow clears a portion of I-80 near Arlington.
Credit WYDOT

WYDOT is working to reopen portions of Interstate 80 and Interstate 25 following this week’s massive snowstorm.

Matt Murphy is with WYDOT District 1 in Southeast Wyoming. He says his department’s main priority is clearing snow drifts on I-80, some reaching as high as 10 feet. And the wind complicates things.   

“It looks like the high wind is supposed to continue for most of the day today. And that’s going to just kind of prolong the drifts and contribute to poor visibility especially in our wind-prone areas,” said Murphy.

Murphy said travelers should continue to use caution even after roads reopen because of wind gusts and poor visibility.