I-80 now open in both directions in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Transportation says I-80 is now open in both directions between Cheyenne and Laramie. All alerts have now been lifted for U.S. 85 between Cheyenne and Torrington and I-25 between the Colorado state line and Cheyenne.

Scotts Bluff County Roads Superintendent Bob Bennett says the county's gravel roads are wet and muddy, and motorists should use caution on the slick roads. The county's paved roads are in good shape, and are simply slushy in spots.

Roosevelt Public Power District says power should be back on to 100-150 people south of Lyman and in Gering Valley who lost power beginning around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Ice on the power lines caused the problem with a few of the lines breaking. Muddy county roads also hindered crews, who were out all night making repairs.

Chimney Rock Public Power also had customers without power for a time early this morning. Curtis Shimp says issues by their main supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, caused power to go out for customers in Broadwater, south of Alliance and east of Bayard around 4:20 a.m. Shimp said they did some switching and got power back on by 6:30 a.m. Schimp says the problem centers around the substation near Angora and when the switch is made back to Tri-State lines later today there may be some "blinks" for customers.

This latest storm has dropped three to four inches of snow on most areas in the North Platte Valley. Officially Scottsbluff has received .91" of moisture from the storm since it started raining Tuesday. That was measured officially at Dennis Ronne's residence a mile northwest of Riverview Golf Course. At KNEB, we measured .88" of moisture, bringing our total for the year to 3.28", just over half an inch less than normal for this date.

© 2014 Rural Radio Network. All rights reserved. Republishing, rebroadcasting, rewriting, redistributing prohibited. Copyright Information