Flash Flooding Blocks Travel Between Gillette And Buffalo

UPDATE - 6:30 AM -- I-90 remains closed between Buffalo and Gillette due to flooding - US 14/16 from Ucross to Gillette also closed 
 
At 6:30 am this morning I-90 between Buffalo and Gillette remains due to flooding at MP 91 (Dead Horse Creek).  The road closed last night around 9:40 after a heavy rain storm that produced 8-10 inches of hail in the area.  WYDOT maintenance crews are on scene and as soon as the water recedes they will reopen the road.
 
The same rain storm closed US 14/16 between Ucross and Gillette.  WYDOT has a construction project near Spotted Horse and the road surface has been torn up and could not handle that much rain therefore the conditions on the construction area forced WYDOT to close this section of highway.  Construction crews are working in the project area and as soon as they get it passable they will reopen the road to the traveling public.  US 14/16 is not anticipated to reopen until early afternoon.  
 
If motorists are trying to get to Gillette the alternative route is from Buffalo take I-25 to Midwest and then take 387 to Wright.  This is the detour route at this time.  

Dial 511 in Wyoming for updates.
http://www.wyoroad.info/highway/conditions/RoadClosures.html
 
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