Wyoming Sees First Heavy Snowfall

CHEYENNE (AP) - Up to 14 inches of snow is forecast for the mountains in north-central Wyoming as Mother Nature put an abrupt end to summer-like weather in the state.

A winter storm warning was posted Friday for the Bighorn
Mountains where 8 to 14 inches of snow was expected in areas above 8,000 feet. In the Absaroka (ab-SOHR'-kuh) Mountains to the west, 6 to 12 inches was predicted.

Elsewhere, winds gusting up to 78 mph caused travel problems for people pulling trailers and high profile vehicles in a large part of central and eastern Wyoming, including most of Interstate 25.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported eight tractor-trailer trucks blowing over on I-25 in the Wheatland area and six trucks and a pickup pulling a trailer blowing over west of Laramie on I-80.

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