UPDATE: Shoshone Falls Grade reopens to vehicle traffic

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Twin Falls officials reopened Shoshone Falls Grade on Thursday.

The announcement comes after the grade into Shoshone Falls and Dierkes Lake parks was closed Wednesday due to ice on the road.
Wind gusts blew mist from the falls onto the roadway, coupled with freezing temperatures in the canyon, caused ice accumulation on the lower portion of the grade.

Twin Falls Police, Parks and Recreation staff, and local towers assisted vehicles Wednesday morning, which had become stuck at the bottom of the grade.

City officials sent out a news release Thursday afternoon announcing the grade being reopened.

Question regarding the closure should be directed to the City of Twin Falls Parks & Recreation Department at 208-736-2265

Twin Falls officials closed Shoshone Falls Grade past the ticket booth Wednesday after weather made travel along the grade unsafe.

According to a press release, both Shoshone Falls and Dierkes Lake parks are closed to vehicles.

The wind gusts are blowing mist from the falls onto the roadway, and freezing temperatures in the canyon are creating dangerous driving conditions.

Twin Falls Police, the Parks and Recreation Department along with local towers, helped get vehicles that were stuck at the bottom of the grade early Wednesday morning.

The grade will reopen when road conditions improve and the city urges drivers to not go past the closed gate. Pedestrians should also avoid the grade until it's reopened.

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