Thursday, December 21, 2023

Multiple Crashes Block Iinterstate 86

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 1
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 12/21/2023 6:50 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On December 21st, 2023 at approximately 9:30 AM Idaho State Police troopers responded to the area of I-86 near milepost 55 in Power County after receiving numerous emergency calls of crashes in the area. Responding troopers encountered a heavy layer of fog creating near zero visibility. Troopers located multiple crashes in both the eastbound and westbound lanes blocking the interstate. Troopers worked quickly to close the interstate in both directions and coordinated with the Idaho Department of Transportation to establish a detour around the effected area. Idaho State Police investigated a total of 9 separate crashes. The crashes involved multiple personal vehicles and commercial trucks. Several motorists sustained injuries and were transported to area hospitals. All crashes were cleared, and the interstate was reopened at 3:55pm.

Idaho State Police was assisted by the Power County Sheriff?s Office, Power County EMS, Fort Hall Fire, and the Idaho Transportation Department.

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