Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Update : EB Interstate Near Minidoka/Jerome County Line Now Open

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 08-17-2011 12:55pm

Contact: ISP Dispatch


All eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 are open at this time.


East Bound Interstate 84 between mile markers 201 and 208 has been shut down due to an overturned commercial vehicle blocking the road. The road is going to be closed for an extended period of time as crews work to remove the semi, possibly up to several hours. Traffic is being diverted at exit 201 up to Paul and back on the interstate at exit 208.


Due to this crash, ITD has shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 between mile markers 201-208. Traffic is being rerouted off at exit 201 to Paul and back down to exit 208. Further updates will be posted as information is received.


At this time, Idaho State Police is investigating a one vehicle rollover involving a commercial vehicle. The east bound lanes of interstate 84 at mile marker 203 are completely blocked by the semi truck and trailer. Officers and EMS are on scene working to get the crash removed. Please avoid this area if possible.