Video/News: Strong Winds Force I-25 Closure For High Profile Vehicles

Strong winds forced the closure of Interstate 25 for high profile vehicles near the Wyoming-Colorado state line for a couple of hours on Monday. The closure included high profile vehicles along both directions of I-25 from Wellington in Colorado to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Colorado State Patrol troopers in Larimer County say CMV travel restrictions in Colorado on I-25 north of Fort Collins have been lifted. There is a high wind restriction for high profile vehicles along U.S. Highway 85 from Nunn in Colorado to the Wyoming border. The Colorado State Patrol released a picture of a truck blown over in Larimer County. Other trucks were pulled over along the interstate in that same area and waiting for the wind to die down. Strong winds forced the closure of parts of Interstate 25 in Colorado and Wyoming on Monday afternoon. All lanes reopened at 2:25 p.m. Other highways remained under wind restrictions. The Colorado Department of Transportation closed northbound lanes of I-25 at Wellington because of strong winds and crashes over the Wyoming border. The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed southbound lanes of I-25 from Cheyenne to the Colorado state line because of multiple crashes. CDOT reopened those lanes at 2:25 p.m. but closed them again less than an hour later.

At noon, wind speeds were recorded at 50-60 mph in Cheyenne.

CDOT also closed northbound lanes of Highway 85 at Nunn.

All directions between Nunn and Wyoming were reopened at 3:45 p.m.

CDOT advised no light or empty high-profile vehicles allowed on Highway 285 from Fairplay to Kenosha on Monday afternoon.

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