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ITD cautions drivers to look out for wildlife

Heavy snow in the mountains may be driving wildlife such as elk and deer to lower elevations and closer to roads across the region.

More wildlife than usual may be in the immediate area, so officials say you should keep headlights on, drive with caution and wear seat belts.

“Motorists should be extra cautious on highways this winter as wildlife move closer to urban areas in search for food,” according to Idaho Transportation Department Preston Maintenance Foreman Jeremy Wood, “We’ve see at least one elk hit almost daily here on US-91 in Preston as they have been migrating over the last two weeks.”

For the latest information on road conditions throughout the state, go HERE.

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