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ISP warns of elk herd causing crashes near Pocatello

The herd of about 100 elk crossed Interstate 15, causing multiple collisions.
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An elk herd moves across a snow-covered field in southern Idaho.

POCATELLO, Idaho — Idaho State Police is warning all drivers to slow down and keep a sharp eye out for elk near Pocatello. 

A large herd, numbering about 100 elk, has been spotted along Interstate 15 north of town, and has already caused multiple crashes. 

Several of the elk were hit as they crossed the interstate between Pocatello and Fort Hall. 

"The anticipation is that they will continue to pose a hazard for the time being.," ISP wrote in a release. 

Elk can weigh more than 700 pounds and can cause serious damage and injury if struck. 

Travelers on I-15 in that area are asked to use caution and slow down to avoid a collision.