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(Wyo.)-Spring Snowstorm Closes Highways In Wyoming

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 04/09/2013 11:21 AM
     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A spring snowstorm has dumped up to a foot of snow and closed hundreds of miles of highways in Wyoming.
 
     Winter storm warnings remain in effect for a large part of Wyoming, including the cities of Cheyenne, Casper, Rock Springs, Gillette, Riverton, Evanston and Sheridan. All but the northwest part of the state is under some kind of storm advisory.
 
     More than a foot of snow has fallen near Lander. Torrington and Pine Bluffs have about 8 inches with more snow expected. Three foot drifts are being reported in some rural areas.
 
     A 100-mile stretch of Interstate 25 between Cheyenne and Douglas is closed as well as a 125-mile section of I-80 between Laramie and Rawlins.
 
     Wind gusts up to 71 mph damaged a marina and windows in Sweetwater County.


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