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Jackknifed semi blocks I-90 near Coeur d’Alene

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2014, 7:06 p.m.


The Idaho State Police report the semi has been cleared.

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Post Falls Police are reporting that a jackknifed semi truck is blocking traffic in both directions west of the Northwest Boulevard exit in Coeur d’Alene.

Traffic is backed up in both directions, police said. They are asking drivers to seek alternate routes. The alert was posted on the Post Falls’ police Facebook page at 4:30 p.m. Police indicated that four vehicles may have been involved.

Icy roads in North Idaho are currently triggering crashes, police said.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported slide offs on state Highway 41 south of Rathdrum.

The sheriff’s office said that I-90 warning signs were being activated to get drivers to slow down.

Highways across the region are starting to ice up now that the temperature has fallen to 30 degrees or lower.