Cheyenne wakes up to 8 to 10 inches of snow

Cheyenne residents woke up this morning to a big surprise .... a lot of snow. Cheyenne Police Sergeant Rob Dafoe says he expected there would be some precipitation overnight but not the eight to ten inches they received.

Dafoe says they have had several accidents due to the snow but nothing serious this morning. he says that could change when winds pick up this afternoon and blow the light, fluffy snow around, causing visibility issues as well as much slicker roads and highways. As of noon the Cheyenne area did not have any road closures and I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie was open.

In Scotts Bluff County we have received only an inch or a little more of snow, which nevertheless has caused hazardous driving conditions.
Scotts bluff County Road Director Bob Bennett says his crews are clearing and sanding paved county roads, but unless the snow totals more than three inches, they will not touch the gravel roads. Snow amounts were a little heavier in the southern portion of the county, with the Stegall Road area reportedly getting more snow.

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