A late spring snowstorm returned much of the Wyoming landscape to more of a winter scene and hampering travelers.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Rawlins on Thursday morning because of winter conditions. The highway was expected to remain closed most of the day.
Winter storm warnings were posted Thursday for areas that included Cheyenne, Laramie, Wheatland and Lusk. Up to a foot of snow and more is possible in Laramie and Cheyenne with higher amounts expected in surrounding mountains.
In the panhandle rain and temps in the 40’s with winds up to 25 miles per hour, gusting to 40 miles per hour, is forecast for the next two days. Areas over 5,000 feet will have measurable snow and even lower areas may experience some wet snow as well.