WPR News
9:24 pm
Wed April 20, 2005

Storm Socks Wyoming

Laramie, Wy – A 45-mile stretch of Interstate 80 was
closed as a winterlike storm moved through Wyoming.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports at least two injury accidents
in conditions that included blowing and drifting snow and limited
visibility.
A dispatcher said a three-vehicle collision and a two-vehicle
crash occurred in the Arlington area today.
I-80 was closed at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon from Arlington to Laramie.
The storm, which moved into the state Monday, dumped 15 inches
of snow on Lander and 10 inches on Sinks Canyon. Higher amounts
fell in some mountain areas of western Wyoming.
Seven inches of snow was reported at Togwotee Pass, six inches in the Cody-Powell area, five at Riverton and four
in Dubois.
The National Weather Service says the system will continue to
affect the state through Thursday night, especially northeast and
east-central Wyoming.