SHOSHONE (News Release) – Men’s facilities at the westbound Juniper Rest Area, located on Interstate 84 near the Utah border, are temporarily closed due to extensive vandalism. Initial estimates of the damage and repair costs exceed $10,000.

Photo courtesy of ITD A damaged mirror, one of several targets of vandalism at the Juniper Rest Area.

Sometime early Thursday morning several toilets, urinals, sinks and mirrors were destroyed or broken beyond repair. The damage was discovered when janitorial staff arrived for the morning cleaning duties.

The men’s facilities will be closed for a few weeks while repairs are made. Work will begin immediately. The women’s and handicap/family facilities were not damaged. Men are allowed to use the family-use restrooms.

Idaho State Police (ISP) is investigating the vandalism. Any information about the damage should be reported to the ISP Region Four office in Jerome at (208) 324-6000.