IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — It's definitely a windy weekend across the Gem State and it's causing serious problems in Eastern Idaho.
Idaho State Police shared photos on social media Saturday showing a tipped semi truck on I-15 that blocked all southbound lanes. The truck was hauling airplane parts.
ISP later shared images of a dust storm completely blocking visibility on I-15 north of Idaho Falls prompting a complete closure of the highway.
The view of the dust storm from the troopers car. There is a reason the road is closed. DO NOT GO THROUGH THE BARRICADES!! 💨 pic.twitter.com/LUGz3U7cQs— Idaho State Police (@ISPeasternIdaho) April 28, 2019
Winds were close to 60 mph in the area.
🚨🚨Remember the 1993 movie Groundhog Day? Well, we are living it. Interstate 15 north of Idaho Falls is closed again due to the dust storm near Osgood. Winds close to 60 mph-Zero visibility! There is also a crash north of Roberts on I-15 blocking the roadway.🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/KrSneb3rDx— Idaho State Police (@ISPeasternIdaho) April 27, 2019
Be sure to check 511.idaho.gov before you hit the road to check for updated closures and delays.