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Weather related I-15 crashes finally cleared

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View from Blackfoot rest area

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-UPDATE--Idaho State Police said both lanes of Interstate 15 were cleared by 10:30 p.m. Friday. Both lanes of traffic were blocked for about 2 1/2 hours.

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Travelers using Interstate 15, near Blackfoot, should prepare for delays.

As of 6:15 p.m. Friday, there were reports of an approximate 6 minute delay in the southbound lanes and 8 minutes in the nortbhound lanes near the Blackfoot Rest Area., about 2 miles north of Blackfoot.

Idaho State Police are reporting multiple crashes near milepost 95 because of "treacherous" conditions.

The National Weather Service says most roads north and east of Idaho Falls are snowy and slick. Roads in the Bear Lake region are also hazardous.

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  1. Snow, one of the reasons I moved south after retirement. Occasionally we get some minimal snow here in El Paso, TX. Usually gone after the sun comes up. But I stay off the roads because it’s a lead pipe cinch folks down here don’t know how to drive in it!!!

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