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Olive buries Wyoming with snow

Winter storm strands travelers and maintenance crews, Governor seeks disaster declaration


Virginia Parker

Bimbo Nation used his truck to transport his escaped mules back to their corral.

Winter Storm Olive was ushered in with wind gusts topping 78 miles per hour west of Laramie and 83 miles per hour south of Casper.

Blowing into Wyoming, Olive wrought havoc on transportation, supply chains, medical needs and education. The National Weather Service called for severe cold temperatures with heavy snow and high winds which came to fruition on the evening of February 20. Olive entered the east side of Wyoming, caused by a dip in the jet stream and a low-pressure system which flowed into the state.

By Tuesday, heavy snow and 40 mph winds buried Wyoming with whiteouts and eight-fo...

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