Winter Storm Wesley has created some hazardous road conditions and closures in several midwestern states. Due to blizzard conditions, the following states have reported closures.
I-76 is a mess in Colorado as well as 70 from Denver to almost the Kansas line.
Interstate 80 is now CLOSED between Lexington (mm 237) and Wyoming for both directions of travel. Highway 30 is also closed in that same stretch.
The Minnesota State Patrol says that all major roadways are closed in the southwestern part of the state and advises drivers to stay off the road. Hundreds of crashes have been reported overnight and into this morning.
I-90 is closed between Rapid City to Sioux Falls. I-29 is closed from Sioux falls to the north Dakota state line. South Dakota was one of the states hit the hardest with up to 18 inches of snow reported in some areas and some motorists were stranded.
Eastbound I-80 is shut down between Cheyenne and the Nebraska border, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Road and travel conditions can be viewed at http://wyoroad.info.
Additional Storm Information
Wesley may be the cause of the lowest atmospheric pressures on record for the month of April in parts of the central Plains. It could also set all-time multi-day snowfall records in eastern South Dakota and southwest Minnesota.
The storm brought heavy winds and heavy snow across the central United States, beginning Wednesday and showing no signs of letting up until Friday as it continues east. Some states have total whiteout conditions with weather forecasters are reporting up to 30 inches of snowfall in some areas by the time the storm ends.
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