Idaho Transportation Department's on-line cameras crash

Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 13:13:41-04

Dozens of Idaho Transportation Department on-line cameras have crashed, preventing website viewers from receiving real-time looks at traffic on Idaho’s major roadways -– including eclipse-viewer traffic on Highways 55 and 95.

“It’s very unfortunate for the cameras to go down -– today of all days,” said ITD spokesman Bill Kotowski.

ITD officials are working to find the cause of the problem and restore the cameras as soon as possible, but Kotowski says no one yet knows when those repairs will be completed.

Although the Monday morning traffic flows along Highways 55 and 95 were not as congested as many had anticipated, “We are still concerned when people start heading home” Kotowski said. “We anticipate choke points along 55 and 95.”

Traffic flow information is still available at the 5-1-1 website, he said.