WYDOT and Winter road safety

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 11:31 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - This morning Wyoming woke up to snow, ice, and high winds in the state. WYDOT trucks have been out salting and plowing roads Wednesday

WYDOT explains what drivers can do to keep winter driving as safe as possible.

That trademark Wyoming winter of harsh winds has been pushing tall vehicles like semi-trucks and causing a few accidents.

I-80 and 1-25 have seen closures and slowdowns Tuesday night and Wednesday across much of the state.

Wydot recommends checking travel apps like WYO 5-1-1 before you get on the roads for road conditions and routes.

Keep supply kits with blankets, food, water and litter or salt for traction for emergencies.

Wydot recommends keeping cells phones charged, cars fueled, and let loved ones know where and when you’re traveling.

Winter driving can get hairy -- so take it slow, and if your car stalls or slides off the road, shelter in your vehicle and call for help....

State patrols are checking roads often.

What started out as icy road conditions this morning has turned into high winds this evening.

In Cheyenne, we saw above 50 mph winds. But we are expecting those to die down tonight and into tomorrow.

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