Thank you for signing in! Your guide to the best businesses in the region. Please enjoy your free content for the month. Thank you for reading! The Idaho Transportation Department opened a detour around the closure Wednesday morning but discovered significant movement on the slope and announced the detour will not be open Thursday and Friday. On your next view you will be asked to log in to your subscriber account or create an account and subscribepurchase a subscription to continue reading. Thank you for reading! Old Pollock Road will continue to serve as a detour around the slide during daytime hours – 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. PDT (7 a.m. – 9 p.m. MDT). There was an error processing your request. 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RIGGINS — On Monday, crews with the Idaho Transportation Department will start removing rocks at the base of the slide on Highway 95 south of Riggins. RELATED: ITD: Highway 95 between Riggins and Pollock to reopen on Wednesday, RELATED: Highway 95 remains closed between Riggins and Pollock due to slide activity, RELATED: ITD: Highway 95 near Riggins closed after 120-foot rock slide, RELATED: Highway 55 near Smiths Ferry reopens after tractor-trailer crashed into Payette River. RIGGINS — The detour around the rockslide on U.S. Highway 95 that opened Wednesday will be closed today following the discovery of “significant movement on the slope,” the Idaho Transportation “For the safety of drivers and our workers, we have to close it. “This is a one-lane gravel road that is nearly four miles long,” Hopkins said. The slope remains unstable. Flaggers will be on scene Thursday morning at 6 a.m. PDT / 7 a.m. MDT to direct alternating traffic. “Even with this open, getting through the area could take up to three hours.”. Text STOP to stop. The U.S. Forest Service sent out a warning to motorists - do not use French Creek Road on the Payette National Forest as a detour for Highway 95. Please log in below. RIGGINS, Idaho (AP) — Highway 95 is temporarily closed after a large rock slide blocked the road. During the closure, Old Pollock Road will serve as a detour for both passenger and commercial traffic. Officials say this closure is anticipated to last at least two days. The highway was reopened to one lane of traffic Wednesday morning after being closed since last Friday. High around 45F. Closing the highway will allow geotechnical experts to perform intensive scaling activities to dislodge the rock and reassess site conditions. New to us? A temporary route around the slide opened Wednesday, but it will be closed today and probably Friday after the movement was detected, ITD said in a news release. Until this problem is solved, we recommend that drivers check 511 every time they travel on US-95.”. Already a subscriber? Flaggers will be on scene at 6 a.m. PDT today to direct traffic. Officials say French Creek Road is a high clearance road (not for two wheel drive vehicles) that is not recommended for travel by inexperienced mountain road drivers. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. That's near the site of a massive rockslide. RIGGINS, Idaho — Highway 95 south of Riggins is closed again. Kyle Smith will watch and take notes from his couch for at least one of his Washington State men’s basketball team’s early games this year. It is a single lane, dirt road that has not been graded, and has limited pull outs which making passing a challenge. RIGGINS - According to the Idaho Transportation Department, the US-95 slide detour route on Old Pollock Road will open an hour earlier starting Wednesday, July 15. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. Rain showers early becoming more intermittent for the afternoon. Text LMT to 87940 to receive breaking news alerts/links to your phone. An aerial shot of the rockslide blocking Highway 95 about two miles north of Pollock, Idaho. The highway had been closed since Friday, when the slide occurred 6 miles south of Riggins. That's near the site of a massive rockslide. “That kind of activity may not sound like much, but in terms of geological movement it is alarming.”. RIGGINS — The detour around the rockslide on U.S. Highway 95 that opened Wednesday will be closed today following the discovery of “significant movement on the slope,” the Idaho Transportation Department announced Wednesday evening.