UPDATE: Downed Power Lines Close I-15 in Pocatello
UPDATE: Multiple power lines fell onto the interstate in eastern Idaho hitting two semitrailers and blocking traffic for hours. Idaho State Police say the lines fell a little after 5 p.m. on Interstate 15 near the Clark Street exit in Pocatello. The power lines fell on one semitrailer from Utah and another hit the lines. ISP did not report any injuries. One of the power poles caught on fire and came down bringing other lines with it.
UPDATE: Idaho State Police says the southbound and northbound lanes of travel are open, but the southbound I-15 Clark Street on ramp is blocked.
POCATELLO, Idaho (KLIX) Downed power lines have forced traffic to divert off Interstate 15 in eastern Idaho. According to Idaho State Police, the fallen power lines have blocked both lanes of travel in Pocatello near Clark St., and exit 69. Traffic is being diverted in both directions onto side streets while crews work to clear the scene. It is not known what caused the lines to fall onto the roadway.