I-15 Near Pocatello Closed Due To Multiple Accidents
Interstate 15 is closed in both directions near the Fort Hall exit until further notice. According to reports by the Idaho State Journal, emergency crews from Pocatello and Blackfoot are responding to multiple accidents with injuries and some people possibly trapped in their cars.
Comments on the ISJ Facebook post verify that there are many accidents possibly due to weather conditions in the area.
The Idaho 511 is reporting that there is a mix of snow, slush and rain on the roads. They also note on their camera images that there is also ice in some areas.
Currently, it appears the closure is impacting the entire area around Pocatello. The 511 says online people should look out for a crash, as the left lane is blocked. They say people should drive with extreme caution.
If you plan on traveling in eastern Idaho, give yourself some extra time on Friday.