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Drivers urged to use caution as winds make for hazardous road conditions

h/t Tracy Houser

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Though the snowfall seen by much of the state over the weekend is over, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is urging motorists to still be cautious, as conditions are still making travel dangerous.

Along I-80 and I-25, very strong gusting winds are kicking up and blowing snow, leading to poor visibility, and in some cases even whiteouts and ground blizzard conditions, WYDOT reports.

The strong winds in several parts of Wyoming also lead to the possibility of rollovers by light, high-profile vehicles.

Beginning on Tuesday, 60 mph winds are expected to impact much of I-80, including roadways that run through Rawlins, Elk Mountain, Laramie and more to the west of Cheyenne. Other parts of I-80 are expected to see strong winds of up to 45 mph.

And along I-25 — from Midwest to Casper, Douglas, Glendo and more — winds of more than 50 mph are in the forecast.

A break in the high winds is expected to occur on Wednesday night and into Thursday.