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Tue January 27, 2009
Strong winds close I-80 in SE Wyo.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Winds gusting up to 50 mph are creating blizzard conditions in southeastern Wyoming while another snowstorm is taking aim on the western part of the state.
A 45-mile stretch of Interstate 80 was closed Tuesday between Cheyenne and Laramie and a 125-mile stretch of Interstate 25 was closed between Cheyenne and Orin Junction because of poor visibility and drifting snow. No unnecessary travel was advised between Casper and Glenrock.
Blowing snow was reported along the rest of I-80 in southern Wyoming. atrona County schools and county offices were closed Tuesday because of the weather.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning until 5 a.m. Wednesday for all of Albany, Platte and Carbon counties and parts of Laramie and Douglas counties. The area in the blizzard warning received up to a foot of snow last weekend.
Meantime, winter weather advisories were posted for western Wyoming as another storm approached the state.