Highway 30 Near Buhl Closed Due to Flooding
UPDATE, 11:59 a.m.: At least one vehicle was affected by the floods on Highway 30, according to the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office. The highway between Buhl and Hagerman is closed due to flooding.
The sheriff's office is reminding drivers to stay clear of the area. The driver in the above photo went around a barricade and ended up in deep water.
Clear Lakes Grade also is closed.
UPDATE, 11:30 a.m.: A section of Idaho Highway 46 has been closed due to culvert damage caused by high levels of storm water, according to the Idaho Transportation Department. The road is closed between 4200 and 4300 North Roads.
The culvert has begun to wash out and is undermining the roadway. Crews are on site and working to reduce the amount of damage to the roadway. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes.
BUHL, Idaho (KLIX) – A one-mile section of U.S. Highway 30 has been closed to traffic due to flooding near Deep Creek in Buhl.
The flooding, caused by canal damage upstream, according to the Idaho transportation Department, prompted the closure between 1000 East and 1100 East.
About a foot of water is running over the road, ITD says, creating unsafe conditions for traffic. Motorists should avoid driving through the area until water levels subside.
According to Idaho State Police, there also is flooding on Idaho Highway 46, also near Buhl, and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes of travel.
Traffic on S.H. 46 near Buhl is not blocked at this time, but conditions are deteriorating due to increasing water over the roadway and it may be blocked to travel in the near future.
Motorists are encouraged to use caution when approaching or traveling through any water covering the roadway as the depth of the water may be difficult to judge and other hazards may exist.
For highway conditions and updates, check 511.idaho.gov.