UPDATE: Crash on Westbound I-80 Near Buford Cleared
3:39 P.M. UPDATE:
The crash has been cleared.
A crash is blocking the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Buford, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
WYDOT says drivers should be prepared to stop and expect delays.
A High Wind Warning is in effect for the area until 8 p.m. this evening.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cheyenne WY 149 AM MST Fri Feb 26 2021 WYZ106-116-117-270000- /O.CON.KCYS.HW.W.0018.000000T0000Z-210227T0300Z/ Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County- South Laramie Range-South Laramie Range Foothills- Including the cities of Bordeaux, Buford, Pumpkin Vine, Vedauwoo, Whitaker, Federal, and Horse Creek 149 AM MST Fri Feb 26 2021 ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING... * WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph expected. * WHERE...Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County, South Laramie Range and South Laramie Range Foothills, including the cities of Bordeaux, Buford, Pumpkin Vine, Whitaker, and Vedauwoo. * WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 8 PM MST Friday. * IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be hazardous to light weight and high profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers. There will be an extreme risk for vehicle blow overs. Patchy blowing snow may reduce visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.
I-80 between Walcott Junction and Laramie is also closed to light and high-profile vehicles due to gusting winds.
Drivers are encouraged to call 511 or go to wyoroad.info for the latest road conditions.