Storm to Close US-12 East of Kooskia Today, Other Closures Possible Including US 95 South of Moscow
Marisa Lloyd

Storm to Close US-12 East of Kooskia Today, Other Closures Possible Including US 95 South of Moscow

ITD

LEWISTON—Several miles of U.S. Highway 12 east of Kooskia will close today, January 6 at 2 p.m. PT due to considerable avalanche risk. Given that the forecast calls for heavy precipitation over the next day, the closure is anticipated to last at least through the night.  

The gates at Fish Creek (milepost 126) and Saddle Camp Road (milepost 139) will close, and ITD crews are working with the U.S. Forest Service to notify any recreationists or drivers within the corridor of the impending closure. 

Avalanche specialists with ITD will be on-site to help local maintenance crews reassess conditions and reopen the highway when it is safe to do so. Another release will be sent once a determination to open the road is made.

The same storm is also affecting several other highways in the region. U.S. Highway 95 south of Moscow is experiencing blowing and drifting snow and could close if conditions worsen. State Highway 64 from Nezperce (milepost 0) to Four Corners (milepost 8) remains closed due to drifting snow. Tomorrow forecasted wind speeds could also create dangerous conditions for drivers on US-95 between Grangeville and Cottonwood, which may result in a closure. 

Drivers should use 511.idaho.gov to stay updated on road closures and conditions.

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