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ITD closure of Highway 12 pending

Road Closure

Road Closure

The Idaho Transportation Department has announced it will close Highway 12 overnight, Feb. 8, because of increasing danger for avalanches. The road between mileposts 126 and 139 will close at 9 p.m. tonight. ITD also reports between Pete King Creek Road and the Colgate Licks rest area will be closed this evening.

ITD expects the highway to remain closed for several days as forecast calls for additional snowfall, rain and warming temperatures. Highway 12 was closed Monday also for threat of avalanche. Highway 14 was closed Monday because of actual road blockage caused by an avalanche.

ITD also is reporting wet, slushy and some slick spots throughout the county. Highway 95 between Cemetery Road near White and Highway 13 at Grangeville also is reporting a danger for rock fall.

If you are planning to travel, check road conditions online at


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