Tag Archives: Laramie

Routt And Medicine Bow Fire Restrictions Lifted

Fire restrictions for the entirety of the Routt National Forest and a large portion of the Medicine Bow National Forest have been lifted. In the Medicine Bow National Forest, the restrictions have been lifted for the Sierra Madre and Snowy Ranges, as well as the Pole Mountain Unit, but restrictions Continue reading

Two Accidental Deaths Over The Weekend

Two people died while recreating in Carbon County over the weekend, one while rafting and the other in an ATV accident. Emergency crews responded to the Encampment River Friday evening to reports of a person who was ejected from a raft.  The body of 26-year-old Lane Swedlund of Laramie was recovered from the Continue reading

Wyoming Woman Dies Of Exposure During Snowmobile Outing

albany county sheriffSearchers found a Cheyenne woman dead of exposure yesterday after ending a search for her, her husband and their son, who all went missing over the weekend during a snowmobile outing in the Snowy Mountain Range. According a release from the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, sometime Saturday afternoon one of the families three snowmobiles became inoperable. Due to high winds and ground blizzards the Continue reading

Winds Continue To Hinder I-80 Drivers

WINDHigh winds and snow continue to cause problems for travelers on I-80 across Wyoming. Overnight part of the interstate was closed due to extreme blow over risk as winds were gusting to over 65 mph, there were also areas where black ice and accidents stopped or slowed down Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Wyoming Crash Kills Washington Man

fatal-300A crash on September 4th led to the death of 23-year old Thomas Tarver of Silverdale, Washington. The crash occurred early in the morning on Interstate 80, 29 miles Continue reading