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Section of US 12 to close Saturday afternoon due to avalanche threat

IDAHO COUNTY - A 61-mile stretch of U.S. 12 will close at 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time this afternoon, Saturday, Feb. 15, because of the potential for avalanches, the Idaho Transportation Department announced Saturday morning.

Existing snow and rain in the forecast have made conditions ripe for a slide. Road closure avalanche gates will close the road from two miles east of Lowell to two miles west of Powell (milepost 100-161). Electronic message signs also will be used to warn travelers of the upcoming closure.

For the latest highway and weather conditions, call Idaho Traveler Services at 5-1-1. For online updates, visit the website at 511.idaho.gov. Telephone and web reports are available 24 hours a day and are updated as conditions change.

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