8:15 P.M. UPDATE

Interstate 80 is now open.


UPDATE:

As of Friday at 4 p.m., the estimated opening time for eastbound I-80 from Evanston to Rawlins is in 16 to 18 hours.


UPDATE:

As of Friday at 3:30 p.m., the estimated opening time for eastbound I-80 from Evanston to Rawlins is in 17 to 19 hours.

As of Friday at 3:45 p.m., the estimated opening time for I-80 between Rawlins and Laramie and westbound I-80 from Cheyenne to Laramie is in 16 to 18 hours.


ORIGINAL STORY:

The Wyoming Department of Transportation now says it could be Saturday morning before crews get Interstate 80 back open.

At this time, the eastbound lanes are closed from Evanston to Rawlins, both lanes are closed between Rawlins and Laramie, and the westbound lanes are closed between Laramie and Cheyenne.

As of Friday at 1 p.m., the estimated opening time is in 19 to 21 hours.

According to a WYDOT District 1 Facebook post, crews are working to clear drifts near Elk Mountain before the wind picks up this evening.

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

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