RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 4:05 p.m.: US 26/89 between Alpine and Hoback Jct. is closed for an avalanche. The road is estimated to open after 7 p.m.
Wyoming Department of Transportation spokesperson Stephanie Harsha said there are multiple snow slides in the canyon. One of the slides caught a boom truck in the Astoria area around 3 p.m. No one has been hurt.
WYDOT is using rotary plows to remove the snow.
The Idaho Transportation Department has announced that Idaho 32, Idaho 33, Idaho 47 and U.S. 20/26/93 are closed because of weather conditions.
Idaho 32 is closed between Tetonia and Ashton (mileposts 0-28). The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) estimates the road will reopen tomorrow morning.
Idaho 33 is closed between Newdale and Tetonia (mileposts 107-131). ITD estimates the road will reopen as soon as 4 p.m. today, depending on weather conditions and maintenance operations.
Idaho 47 is closed between Ashton and Bear Gulch (mileposts 1 and 13). Estimates are for the road to reopen sometime tomorrow morning.
U.S. 20/26/93 is closed between the Blaine-Butte county line and Arco (mileposts 222-248). Crews hope to reopen the route sometime this evening, assuming winds subside and workers can clear blockages.
U.S. 20/26 between Arco and Idaho Falls is snow- or ice-covered in many areas. Drifting snow suspended the 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. shuttles of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) bus service on U.S. 20/26 between the railroad crossing east of Butte City and the junction of U.S. 20 and U.S. 26 at the INL puzzle (mileposts 268-273). Full bus service has resumed.
Drivers are advised to avoid unnecessary travel on storm-affected highways in Idaho. When travel is necessary, motorists should slow down to meet conditions, regardless of the posted speed limit.