Tag Archives: Interstate 80

Travel Problems On Wyoming I-80

WINDHigh winds continue to cause problems for travelers on I-80 across Wyoming.  Overnight the interstate was closed to light, high profile vehicles in both directions between Walcott and Laramie due to extreme blow over risk as winds were gusting up to 65 mph. By daybreak that closure was reduced only to light trailers, but added reduced visibility between Continue reading

Wyoming Roadways Reopen

I-80 SIGNInterstate 80 reopened Wednesday afternoon in the wake of a large winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow over parts of Wyoming, created winds approaching 50 miles per hour and resulted in dozens of car crashes. I-80 had been closed for much of Tuesday and Wednesday. Even after the highway reopened, it remains slick in some areas. Most other Continue reading

Crash Takes the Life of Rock Springs Woman

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A crash east of Rock Springs Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of 33 year old Rock Springs resident Hannah Mayfield. The crash occurred on Interstate 80 about three miles east of Rock Springs. Police say Mayfield failed to properly negotiate a right hand curve in the highway and drifted off the interstate. She overcorrected, Continue reading

Kentucky Man Leads Wyoming Officers on High Speed Chase

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A pursuit that spanned three counties and 185 miles on Interstate 80 yesterday ended safely west of Laramie, Wyoming. Yesterday afternoon, Wyoming law enforcement received information that a stolen car was traveling on I-80 near Rock Springs. Shortly after, a Sweetwater County Deputy spotted the stolen car about 11 miles east Continue reading

Motorcycle Crash in Wyoming Leaves Utah Man Dead

wyoming hpA fatal crash Monday resulted in the death of 64 year old Lynn Zingleman of South Jordan, Utah. The crash occurred just before noon on Interstate 80, within the city limits of Green River, Wyoming. Zingleman was on his motorcycle in a construction zone crossover on I-80. Traffic was reduced to one lane at the time. For unknown reasons, he crossed into oncoming traffic and Continue reading

Birds Eye View Of Wyoming I-80 Crash Site

MP 292 I 80 Photogrammetry

Interstate 80 westbound out of Laramie, Wyoming is now open. Reduced speeds near the crash scene have been lowered to 65 mph. the Wyoming Department of Transportation said approximated that 220 linear feet of roadway was damaged from the fire that ensued from Monday’s crash.  Crews have been able to make emergency pavement repairs to the damaged section. Motorists are asked to slow down and follow the warnings as debris and repair crews are still in the area. Continue reading

Colorado Woman One Of Two Dead Following 2nd I-80 Pileup

DSC_0002One more fatality has been confirmed from from Monday’s 64 vehicle pileup on Interstate 80 in Wyoming between Cheyenne and Laramie. 58 year old Lynn Freeman of Williford, Arkansas and 23 year old Jenay L. Breden of Continue reading

Another Pileup On Wyoming I-80 Kills At Least One Person

DSC_0002For the second time in less than five days, Interstate 80 in Wyoming is closed due to a major vehicle pileup approximately 18 miles west of Laramie.

Dense fog and light slush conditions are being cited as Continue reading

Over 60 Vehicles Involved In Pileups On I-80 In Wyoming

342 Pileup 1342 Pileup 2Three major vehicle pileups near mile post 342 on Interstate 80 on both the east and westbound sides currently have I 80 closed between Cheyenne and Laramie. Blizzard conditions were present at the time of the crashes that involved approximately 40 – 50 commercial vehicles and 20 passengers vehicles between the three pileups. Continue reading

25 Pounds of Pot Seized in Wyoming Traffic Stop

MARIJUANA-300A traffic stop for speeding on Monday morning resulted in the seizure of approximately 25 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred on Interstate 80 eastbound about 16 miles east of Evanston, Wyoming. A Wyoming State Trooper stopped a speeding car, and became suspicious when he smelled an overwhelming odor of raw Continue reading

Wyoming Traffic Stop Nets 59 Pounds of Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300A traffic stop for speeding on November 7th resulted in the seizure of approximately 59 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at on Interstate 80, about 11 miles east of Lyman, Wyoming. A State Trooper observed a car going 87 mph in an 80 mph zone. When he stopped the car, he became suspicious that the occupants Continue reading

Wyoming Suspect May Have Committed Suicide During Pursuit

whpA Be On The Look Out (BOLO) report out of Casper, Wyoming resulted in a 16 mile long pursuit east of Lyman on yesterday involving state troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The suspect was located on Interstate 80 at around 7:15 last night. A traffic stop was initiated by a Wyoming State Trooper and the Continue reading