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This image, widely distributed on Facebook and Twitter, was taken Saturday.

Road sign warns about 355 mph wind

CASPER, Wyo. – 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 said 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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