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Black ice causes 66 crashes in 3 counties in single day

 

December 16, 2017



LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say black ice on roads caused a total of 66 car crashes in Albany County, Laramie County and Carbon County in southern Wyoming within a single day.

The Laramie Boomerang reports there were 16 crashes in Albany County, 23 crashes in Laramie County and 27 crashes in Carbon County throughout Thursday.

Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say despite the numerous crashes, there was only one serious closure on the Interstate 80’s eastbound lane between Walcott and Sinclair.

According to Sgt. Kyle McKay, that segment of Interstate 80 was closed for...



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