RAWLINS, Wyo. (CBS4)– A portion of Interstate 80 in Wyoming remains closed Tuesday more than 36 hours after a deadly crash involving more than 100 vehicles. The crash happened Sunday afternoon during a snowstorm that also brought snow to Colorado.

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As of Tuesday morning, westbound lanes of I-80 were closed due to winter driving conditions from Rawlins to Laramie. The estimated opening time for those lanes is 10 p.m. Tuesday.

(credit: JD Dickey)

Eastbound lanes of I-80 is closed from Rawlins to Laramie and the estimated time for reopening is 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses said that no one could stop because of the icy conditions on the road.

More than 100 vehicles were involved in the crash that killed three people and left several people injured, some critically.

Comments (4)
  1. Pat says:

    I was there as well, but the biggest issue was the visibility which was only around 50-100 feet at times.

  2. B Johnson says:

    El Jay is 100% correct – the drivers were going too fast. We were there. Those semis involved in the crash passed us going wayyyyy too fast for conditions. We were going around 35 mph and they passed us going approximately 60 mph on ice, and this wasn’t black ice. After waiting for 8 1/2 hours for the mangled semis to be partially removed so we could make our way to a hotel in Rawlins, we saw those semis that passed us involved in the pile up. Some of those semis involved in the massive pile up went pass a jack-knifed semi, that occurred miles before the massive pile up. Plus the asphalt was completely white with ice….so they knew the icy conditions existed. These semi drivers were dangerous and had total disregard for the conditions and endangered or took the lives of those on the road.

  3. El Jay says:

    No one could stop because THEY WERE DRIVING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS! Don’t blame the weather when the drivers are at fault!!!!

  4. F Lawson says:

    It’s Rawlins, not Rawlings. Figured you would have caught the error by the time you published a second article about it with the wrong spelling.

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