Yet another round of disruptive winter weather is impacting portions of the Rockies and northern Plains states. Persistent heavy snow on Tuesday was centered across southeast Wyoming, far western Nebraska and the Foothills north and west of the Denver area.
Interstate 80 remained closed Tuesday night between Cheyenne and Rawlins, Wyo., while much of Interstate 25 between Cheyenne and Douglas, Wyo. was closed as well. Travel will remain difficult in these areas through Wednesday with heavy snow along with blowing and drifting snow.
While snow shifted north of the Denver area on Tuesday, a second round of snow will arrive during the day Wednesday and continue into Wednesday night, leading to more travel problems.
9:00 p.m. MDT Tuesday: Over a foot of snow has fallen in Medicine Bow, Wyo., with drifts reported to be upwards of five feet. While winds have diminished a bit from earlier in the evening, blowing and drifting snow will continue to be a problem into Wednesday morning.
8:30 p.m. MDT Tuesday: There have been numerous reports of 6 to 12 inches of snow across southeastern Wyoming.
Story by AccuWeather.com meteorologist Brian Thompson.