Winter weather, multiple slide offs causing traffic delays near Mountain Home

Posted at 10:18 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 18:27:49-04

UPDATE: The Idaho Transportation Department says all lanes on the Interstate are now open. Please remember as winter weather hits Idaho conditions can change quickly.

Original Story: Multiple vehicles have crashed and slid off the road on I-84 between Mountain Home and Glenn's Ferry, according to the Idaho State Police.

Traffic was backed up to Milepost 108, near the Hammett Hill, but at this time there is one lane eastbound and westbound open to traffic.

The Idaho Transportation Department says there are three crashes on this section of I-84: Eastbound at milepost 95 and 115 and Westbound at 118. Traffic in both directions is being diverted to Old Highway 30. ITD has 5 snowplows attacking the storm but the congestion in the area is limiting their effectiveness.

ITD says many reports of aggressive driving and driving too fast have come in from the area. Winter weather is making driving conditions difficult, so if you're traveling in the area, use extreme caution and SLOW DOWN.

It's unclear if there were any injuries.