Thursday, February 9, 2017

Water over highways near Buhl; alternate routes of travel encouraged.

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

For Immediate Release: 2/9/2017 - 10:45 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

The Idaho Transportation Department advises that U.S. Highway 30 at the Deep Creek Bridge, west of Buhl, is currently overrun with water and is blocked to travel at this time. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes.

There is also significant water currently on State Highway 46 near Buhl and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes of travel. Traffic on S.H. 46 near Buhl is not blocked at this time, but conditions are deteriorating due to increasing water over the roadway and it may be blocked to travel in the near future.

Motorists are encouraged to use caution when approaching or traveling through any water covering the roadway as the depth of the water may be difficult to judge and other hazards may exist.