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Gusts up to 60 mph could hit the Sheridan and Buffalo areas Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Interstate 90 between Sheridan and Buffalo was closed Wednesday morning to light, high profile vehicles, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation issued an “extreme blow over” advisory.

One gust of 69 mph was recorded at the Buffalo Airport late Tuesday night, the weather service reported.

The high winds come on the heels of a winter storm that brought snow and icy roads to much of Wyoming earlier this week, closing large stretches of Interstate 80 and other highways.

About 14 inches of snow fell at Sweetwater Station in Fremont County this week, according to the weather service. Parts of Lincoln County also recorded snowfall of up to 15 inches. Casper Mountain received just over a foot. One gust of 72 mph was recorded Saturday northwest of Clark.

Most of the state is expected to be warmer and drier for the rest of the week, with highs in upper 40s and low 50s in Sheridan, Casper and Cheyenne.

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