Winter conditions and crashes have forced the closure of miles of highway in southeast Wyoming, and the Department of Transportation says it could be late this afternoon before crews get things back open.

According to a WYDOT District 1 Facebook post, conditions in eastern Laramie County have deteriorated horribly.

"Our troopers are slowly trying to assist stranded motorists, but are running into big drifts," the post reads.

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Currently, Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne, U.S. 85 between Cheyenne and Wyoming 151 (Bear Mountain Station); Wyoming 216 between U.S. 85 and the Nebraska state line; Wyoming 213 between Interstate 80 and U.S. 85; and Wyoming 215 between Pine Bluffs and Albin are closed.

WYDOT has also issued a "no unnecessary travel" advisory on I-80 between Wyoming 217 (Hillsdale) and the Nebraska state line.

The following video, which was captured by a Cheyenne trooper, shows what folks are dealing with on Wyoming 215 north of Pine Bluffs.

Drivers are encouraged to call 511 or visit for the latest road conditions and closure information.


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No matter what team you're rooting for, NHTSA says you'll win by following these keys to the game: