Friday, January 27, 2017

Highway 55 blocked in both directions near Banks.

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 1/27/17 - 10:00 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a commercial vehicle crash on Highway 55 at milepost 76, just south of Banks. A tow truck is on scene of the crash, but will need approximately 2 hours to remove the vehicle. To safely conduct the removal operation, Idaho State Police, with the assistance of the Idaho Department of Transportation, have blocked traffic in both the north and southbound lanes.

This road blockage is expected to remain in place until 12:00 or 1:00 p.m. today. The Idaho State Police suggests motorists avoid traveling through this area, if at all possible, until this afternoon.

Updates to this release will be provided. Current highway conditions, as well as highway closures and blockages, can always be accessed by dialing 5-1-1 on your telephone, or visiting