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Rock slides close Idaho 52 between Horseshoe Bend and Emmett

Idaho 52 was closed at 1 p.m. Sunday after two days of rock slides — and concerns about another, according to the Idaho Transportation Department. The affected area is between mileposts 37 and 45.

Traffic is being re-routed to Shell Rock Road between Montour and Plaza roads in Gem County.

Irrigation officials inspected a canal along the highway Sunday afternoon to try to determine what is saturating the hillside. It was unclear if the water was coming from the canal, a spring or another source, ITD said.

After a slide on Saturday, traffic on the highway was reduced to a single lane with flaggers. After a second slide on Sunday, the debris was removed, and highway officials decided to shut down travel on the highway.
Planning to travel in that area? Call ahead to find out the latest:
5-1-1 or traveler services online at 511.idaho.gov.

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