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Amber Alert

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Clean-up after the storm Twin Falls, ID

Just after 8:00am Wednesday, a semi truck slid off Interstate 84 near Wendell partially blocking the two westbound lanes of traffic. No one was injured in the accident. The driver drove his tractor off the road in a controlled slide but the trailer slid around into I-84.

Traffic was blocked for about ten minutes while the tow truck straightened the jackknifed trailer.

Idaho State Police Trooper Oliver Chase said, "That's what blocked the lanes, we needed to block the lanes so that we could pull the trailer straight and get all the lanes open. We did have a partial lane open which we were able to get traffic through the majority of the morning. But we needed to close it down so the tow trucks could get straightened out and get both lanes open again."

In Twin Falls and other Magic Valley communities, work crews did their best to keep the streets clear of snow. In some cases, snow plows and sanding trucks were out overnight. Now, city officials are concerned the snow that melted, could freeze into ice, causing more traffic hazards for drivers. Source