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Scanner Traffic — 12/18/08

5:16 p.m. H41 near MP 6m south of Rathdrum, is blocked due to a slid off semi.  The highway is restricted to one lane with intermittent closures while the truck is removed.  Please avoid this area for the next several hours.

3:18 p.m. Little boys are creating a safety hazard @ 12th & Syringa by throwing snowballs at passing motorists and then running away.

2:39 p.m. Lights not recycling @ Sherman Avenue & Lake Coeur d'Alene Drive.

2:13 p.m. Woman at Lake Villa reports that her ex-boyfriend is sitting in his show-covered Pontiac Grand Am at the entrance to the apartments, possibly drinking.

1:57 p.m. A semi truck has jackknifed on Lincoln Way, south of Ironwood Drive, and is blocking the southbound lanes. (Officer is seeking a tow truck than can handle a truck with a trailer load of 15,000 pounds.)

1:43 p.m. A woman is complaining of chest pains after a head-on collision at Highway 53 & Ramsey Road.

1:37 p.m. A woman has fractured her arm in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue.

1:18 p.m. Traffic lights aren't recycling in two directions at the Pleasant View intersection.

12:45 p.m. A local restaurant is concerned that a former employee who has a police background is on the premises acting strangely.

12:41 p.m. Head-on injury accident on Atlas Road under the I-90 overpass, near Atlas. One driver is bleeding from the face.

12:18 p.m. Pickup hit a telephone pole @ Boekel & Highway 41.

10:51 a.m. Private Plower: "We finally got in there and plowed that area -- dogs, cats, sprinkler heads and all. You can get about 3 or 4 cars in there now. We'll assess the damage in the spring."

10:41 a.m. Woman in a car with children is stuck in the middle of an I-90 on-ramp in Coeur d'Alene area, blocking traffic.

10:39 a.m. 2-car T-bone accident @ 95 & Hanley. Extrication not needed. But the locks in one car are jammed. So people are stuck inside.

8:39 a.m. White pickup w/studs traveling 55-60 miles an hour w/b on I-90 @ Huetter, causing hazard w/speed.

8: 34 a.m. Patrol officer and another car was almost hit head on by two trucks traveling in excessive speed on Highway 41.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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