Monday, May 19, 2014

***Update*** Crash Knocks Down Power Pole, Blocks US30 near Montpelier

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 05/19/14 11:20 AM
Please direct questions to the District Office

At this time, one lane of each direction is open for traffic to flow on US30 west of Montpelier. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.


At this time, the Idaho State Police is investigating a crash in which a truck pulling a trailer struck a power pole, knocking the pole down across both eastbound and westbound lanes of travel on US30 near milepost 434, just west of Montpelier. US 30 is blocked in both directions. Rocky Mountain Power is also on the scene. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.