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Winter Driving Conditions Between Mountain Home And Boise

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By Paul Johnson

Mountain Home/Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Winter weather returned to a portion of Southern and Western Idaho this morning. The Idaho State Police say weather and multiple slideoffs caused the closure of Interstate 84 in both directions between Boise and Mountain Home. Traffic was diverted at exit 59 and exit 90. By about 9am the road had been re-opened.
KMVT Meterologist Nick Kosir said that the slick roads should be clear in that area by Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile the road closure happened just after 10 pm last night after a semi truck driver lost control causing it to jackknife. The accident happened in the westbound lanes of I-84 near milepost 71 in Ada County. Alejandro T. Hernandez, 46, of Avondale, AZ, was driving west in a 2008 Freightliner, pulling a commercial trailer. Hernandez lost control of the vehicle, which jackknifed onto the right shoulder, blocking both travel lanes. Joel Campos, 51, of Tolleson, AZ, was a co-driver for Hernandez. Campos was helping direct traffic when a 2008 Saturn Aura, driven by Kendrick P. Slater, 25, of Mt. Home, ID, struck Campos.

Campos was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID.

Both westbound lanes of traffic were blocked for approximately nine and a half hours.


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