Wyoming transportation officials were forced to close down both directions of I-80 following a chain reaction crash involving multiple semi trucks.
The crash was reported around 10 a.m. near mile marker 27 on westbound I-80 near Evanston, Wyoming.The Uinta County Fire and Ambulance reports that seven semis and two passenger vehicles were involved in the pileup crash.
Four people were taken to the hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries. In images captured at the scene, you can see numerous cases of Bud Light beer that spilled out from one of the trucks onto the interstate.
It isn’t yet clear what caused the crash, but slick roadways and limited visibility due to snow were reported at the time of the pileup.
Wyoming transportation officials aren’t sure when the interstate will reopen, but warn that delays of as long as eight hours are possible.
05-DEC-2018 11:49 – I80 Evanston – Exit 39, WY 412/414: Closed BOTH DIR due to crash at milepost 27.. As of Dec 05 at 11:47, the est open time is in 6 to 8 hours. #wyoroad
— Wyoming DOT (@WYDOT_I80) December 5, 2018