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Officials Advise No Travel to Southeast Wyoming

Written by on March 13, 2019

A dangerous winter storm is attacking the eastern and southern parts of the Cowboy State. 

According to the National Weather Service, the worst conditions look to occur from southeast of Green River to Buffalo. Near blizzard conditions are possible in Johnson and Natrona counties.

The agency warns that extended, multiple road closures are likely, and that although snow will quickly end after midnight tonight, winds will be slower to weaken, and roads could remain closed through midday Thursday. Power outages are also expected.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation yesterday moved additional snow-removal equipment to interstates 80, 25 and 90 and other primary roads to help combat the storm, which is expected to produce snowfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches per hour in some locations.

Mark Heuer, meteorologist with DayWeather, says this could be a once-in-a-decade-or-two storm if it materializes the way they think it will, comparing the potential outcome to the Thanksgiving blizzard of 1979 and the storm of March 23, 2003.

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