Wyoming lowers speed limit on part of I-80

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Through April 15, 2009, Wyoming is dropping its speed limit from 75 to 65 mph for all traffic on Interstate 80 from Laramie to Rawlins. The state says it is reducing the speed limit during the winter because the area is prone to blizzard-like conditions and fatal crashes.

Wyoming officials say they also are installing variable speed limit message boards along the 52-mile stretch. During hazardous weather, the speed limit could be reduced as low as 35 mph.