Gust gaffe: Wyoming road sign warns 355 mph wind

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Associated Press

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 4:01 PM

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — It's windy in Wyoming, but still. Gusts of 355 mph and more?

That's what one electronic road sign said in Casper on Saturday. The Wyoming Department of Transportation says a sign operator working from Cheyenne meant to type "35+" but mistakenly added another 5.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/LU016c) the inflated wind gust message was posted for 17 minutes before the department noticed the mistake and corrected it.

The whirlwind on social media lasted longer.

One person posted a photo of the sign with the comment "CASPER WY. WHERE TORNADO ALLEY SEEMS PLEASANTLY BREEZY."

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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