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Weather Wreaks Havoc In Southeastern Idaho

Weather was disrupting traffic Wednesday after a semitruck flipped on Interstate 15 on Wednesday, the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash occurred near Milepost 51 near McCammon.

Wind gusts in Idaho Falls reached speeds over 50 mph with sustained winds in the 40s. In the desert, winds were even higher. The average gust at the INL was 68 mph. Wind speeds were reaching 77 mph near Craters of the Moon. The highest gust on record Wednesday was 111 mph on the top of Soldier Mountain.

We are getting numerous reports of wind damage to roofs and uprooted trees. If you have pictures of wind damage where you are, click here to email them to our news team.

In addition, the Bannock sheriff is telling drivers to avoid Inkom Road and Portneuf Road near Indian Creek, as they are closed due to flooding. Parts of the two roads have been washed away. Crews are trying to rebuild the bank of the creek to keep the water from gushing over the streets. Two homes have received water damage so far Wednesday.

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