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I-80 still closed Friday, but treacherous I-25 open again

Apr 19, 2013 From The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Blowing snow is keeping a stretch of Interstate 80 closed in southern Wyoming.

Eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed Friday between Rawlins and Cheyenne, a smaller stretch than was closed for much of Thursday.

Interstate 25 from Cheyenne south into Colorado is fully open after a crash near Cheyenne earlier in the morning, although conditions around the state line were still described as treacherous.

The routes have been closed for more than 48 hours in some places.

Even though skies are clear, Wyoming Department of Transportation cautions that roadways remain slick, and blowing snow is severely reducing visibility in some spots.

A three-day spring storm this week dropped up to 3 feet of snow on some mountain areas and more than a foot in Cheyenne and Casper.

The massive system was wreaking havoc from the Rockies to the Rust Belt, and officials were blaming two road deaths Thursday on the storm.

Up to a foot of snow was expected in parts of Minnesota and the Dakotas.

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This jackknifed truck on Interstate 25 near the Wyoming-Colorado border typified dangerous conditions for Thursday travelers. Photo by Steve Peck

This jackknifed truck on Interstate 25 near the Wyoming-Colorado border typified dangerous conditions for Thursday travelers. Photo by Steve Peck


This jackknifed truck on Interstate 25 near the Wyoming-Colorado border typified dangerous conditions for Thursday travelers. Photo by Steve Peck

This jackknifed truck on Interstate 25 near the Wyoming-Colorado border typified dangerous conditions for Thursday travelers. Photo by Steve Peck

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