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Highway 55 back open after semi truck carrying logs overturns

The road reopened in both directions by 2:43 p.m., Friday.
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The semi truck hauling logs land on its side, spilling the logs and blocking Highway 55 for about three hours Friday.

BANKS, Idaho — Highway 55 was blocked in both directions for several hours Friday after a semi-truck carrying logs overturned near a sharp bend in the road north of Horseshoe Bend.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. 

The road reopened in both directions by 2:43 p.m.

The highway was blocked between Garden Valley Road and Sportsman Access, 13 miles north of Horseshoe Bend, at milepost 79.

Credit: Gabe Hodge
Overturned semi truck blocks Highway 55.

Some of the logs fell off the truck and down onto the riverbank, according to a photo sent by a reader. 

It is unknown if anyone was injured in the accident or why the semi-truck overturned, according to dispatchers.

Check the latest road reports before heading out.

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