US-12 open MP 125

A loader is shown clearing a 10 foot deep and 30-40 feet wide avalanche on US Highway 12 at mile marker 125.5. According to Idaho Transportation Department Operations Engineer Jared Hopkins, “At times that storm was dumping three inches of snow an hour. Our operators have tirelessly worked to remove 150 fallen trees and to clear one avalanche.” The avalanche reported Saturday near milepost 136 was more than 10 feet deep and 30 to 40 feet wide. “We also had to bring in heavy equipment to remove several smaller snow slides that had reached the highway and were too big to push with our plows,” Hopkins said.

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