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Highway 95 reopens after overturned semi prompted closure north of Council

A 30-mile section of US Highway 95 was closed between mileposts 130 and 160.
Credit: ITD
A traffic camera on Highway 95 shows the snow-covered road at Fort Hall Hill (milepost 144). ITD closed the highway Tuesday from mileposts 130-160 due to an overturned semi trailer.

Snowy conditions on Tuesday caused havoc for drivers on highways in Idaho and Oregon.

A 30-mile section of US Highway 95 was closed in the afternoon after a semi-trailer overturned on the road near milepost 141, north of Council.

The highway was closed from milepost 130 to 160, between Middle Fork Road south of Council and the Little Salmon River Bridge near New Meadows.

ITD also closed a section of Highway 55 north of McCall due to hazardous driving conditions.

According to the Idaho Transportation Department's 511 website, both highways had reopened by late Tuesday night.

Because there is still snow on the road, drivers are urged to take their time and use extra caution through the area.

Credit: ITD
This map shows the stretch of 95 that is closed.

ITD has also closed a 12-mile section of Idaho 21 from Grandjean to Banner Summit due to the avalanche danger on that stretch of road. Crews will reassess the highway Wednesday morning.

Travelers are urged to check ITD's website before heading out.

Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon reopened late Tuesday after two separate crashes in the westbound lanes near Pendleton shut the road down.

Drivers can expect winter weather and icy conditions throughout eastern Oregon.

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