Public Information Specialist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Idaho 50 and U.S. 93 closed at Hansen, Perrine bridges as high winds create havoc
SHOSHONE - Idaho 50 and US 93, at the Hansen and Perrine Bridges, have closed today (Monday, March 17) as high winds have caused vehicle crashes in the area, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
Traffic is encouraged to use Idaho 46, between Wendell and Buhl, and Idaho 27 in Burley as alternate routes.
No estimation is available for the reopening of the highways. Motorists are encouraged to check the 511 traveler information system on their computers or dial 5-1-1 on their phones for the latest information on these and any other closures.
Highway construction is one of the key forces pushing Idaho toward continued economic vitality by creating jobs, improving safety and reducing traffic congestion.