UPDATE: Cement truck overturns on I-84, blocks traffic for about 3 hours

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WENDELL, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - UPDATE 10:15 p.m: Idaho State investigated a single-vehicle property damage crash near 5:00 p.m on Interstate 84 near milepost 146 just east of Bliss.

Nathanael Watson, 39, of Jerome, was driving an Oshkosh Motor cement truck eastbound. He lost control and the truck overturned, blocking both lanes of travel.

Watson was wearing a seatbelt.

The eastbound lanes were blocked for about 3 hours and 15 minutes.

ISP said they were assisted by the Gooding County Sheriff's Office, Wendell QRU, Bliss QRU, Gooding County Ambulance and the Idaho Transportation Department.

UPDATE 8:45 p.m :
Idaho Transportation Department just announced that the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 are open.

UPDATE 6:15 p.m.:
Idaho State Police said the Idaho Transportation Department has officially closed the eastbound lanes from milepost 141 near Bliss, to milepost 157 in Wendell.

The westbound lanes are still open.

Due to the crash in the area, the extensive amount of time the road has been blocked, the transportation department made this decision.

ITD has put in a detour off of exit 141, east on US 26 to Gooding and then south on State Highway 46 to Wendell where motorists can get back onto Interstate 84.

ORIGINAL: Idaho State Police said they are investigating a crash eastbound Interstate 84 near milepost 146, west of Wendell.

Officials said both lanes are currently blocked at this time.

KMVT will update this story as more information becomes available.





 
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