The Wyoming Department of Transportation on Friday morning announced that about 45 miles of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne is expected to remain closed for another 10-12 hours.

That puts the estimated reopening time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday. A day earlier, WYDOT expected the highway to reopen Friday morning, but winter conditions and crashes have extended the closure.

Meanwhile, the eastbound lanes of I-80 between Rock Springs and Rawlins were closed due to winter conditions with no estimated reopening time as of 8:43 a.m. Friday. The westbound lanes were open, but slick in some areas with blowing snow.

And I-80 between Walcott Junction, in the Elk Mountain area, and Laramie was closed to light, high-profile vehicles due to gusting winds and an extreme blow over risk.

For the latest road conditions and closure information, visit, call 511 or download the Wyoming 511 app.

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