Snow causes Interstate 80 closure in south-central Wyoming

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LARAMIE, Wyo - A winter storm has caused the closure of a portion of Interstate 80 in south-central Wyoming along with other roadways in the Laramie area.

I-80 between Laramie and Rawlins was closed late Sunday and the Department of Transportation said it was likely to remain closed until at least mid-day Monday.

Roads north of Laramie also were closed while officials advised emergency travel only in much of the state Monday morning, with warnings about black ice and strong winds likely to cause drifting snow.

The National Weather Service says a 67 mph wind gust was recorded near Kaycee and a 54 mph gust was recorded south of Casper. Wind chills could drop to 5 degrees below zero.