A deadly storm
struck the northern Rocky Mountain region, dropping heavy snow and
freezing rain, causing dozens of highway collisions, The Associated
Travel was hazardous
Thursday, Oct. 30, throughout Wyoming, with about 50 wrecks reported
statewide since around daybreak Wednesday, when the storm first
At least 9 inches
of snow had fallen around Lander, WY, and about 7 inches was reported
in Casper, WY, from early Wednesday to Thursday morning. Snowfall
totals were expected to double before the storm ends around Sunday,
saw up to 5 inches. Snow in Montana was light, but forecasters said
temperatures could sink below zero Halloween night.
A broad swath
that stretched from the southwest to northeast corners of Wyoming
remained under a winter-storm warning through Friday morning, The
AP reported. Temperatures were expected to stay in the 20s Thursday,
a sharp contrast to Wednesday's 60s and 70s.
advised to avoid any unnecessary travel in the Casper area because
of heavy snow, strong winds, blowing snow and limited visibility.
been full all night long," Teresa Gaylord, night cashier at
Casper's Eastgate Travel Plaza, told the news agency Thursday morning.
"We have 15 acres of paved parking, and it's all full."