- Associated Press - Monday, October 9, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Snow blanketed much of southeast Wyoming and closed a 150-mile stretch of Interstate 80 for about nine hours.

The storm struck late Sunday and into Monday morning, leaving behind hazardous road conditions and slumping tree branches.

Cheyenne received about 6 inches of snow. Other snowfall reports included 9.8 inches in rural Laramie County, 8.9 inches in Albany County, 8.5 inches in Converse County and 8 inches in Carbon County.

The snow caused slick road conditions, especially along the I-80 corridor.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed I-80 from Cheyenne to Rawlins from about 1 a.m. to about 10:30 a.m. Monday because of slick conditions.

The snow was followed by cold temperatures. Laramie was forecast to dip to 5 degrees Monday night, and Cheyenne was expecting a low of 17 degrees.


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