Ground Blizzards Close I-80, Cause Wrecks

Elk Mountain, WY – Blinding ground blizzards led to dozens of wrecks on Interstate 80 Sunday, forcing the Wyoming Highway Patrol to close a 90 miles section between Laramie and Sinclair. A patrol dispatcher says whitout conditions were the problem. She says there was zero visibility, especially in the Elk Mountain area. No fatalities were reported from more than 20 collisions or slideoffs.