North-south traffic on Idaho's main transportation spine, U.S. Highway 95, is expected to ease up later today as Idaho Transportation Department officials say a rockslide from Sunday should be cleared away by this afternoon. The rockslide occurred south of Riggins, at milepost 188, about 10:30 p.m. Dec. 2.
This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that ITD didn't report any injuries related to the slide, but "there was hearsay that some vehicles ran over some of the rocks in the road and sustained damage."
Both lanes of traffic were blocked initially, but ITD workers were able to clear some of the rocks to open one lane by Monday morning. The remaining debris and repairs to broken asphalt are expected to be complete today.
ITD officials said it had been "four to five years since there have been any [similar] problems" on that stretch of the highway.