The slide measured roughly 120 feet long and 40 … U.S. 95 is blocked between New Meadows and about 5 miles south of Riggins. Still, experts were hesitant to give an estimate of when the slide might be removed or when a temporary route might be available. The Idaho Transportation Department hoped to reopen it Sunday, but work crews spotted a crack in the rock … The rockslide left a debris field approximately 120 feet long and 40 feet deep at the base. ITD officials initially said they hoped to open a temporary roadway by Sunday, but discovered a crack in the rock face up above. 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Update, Sunday at 3:30 p.m.: The Idaho Transportation Department said in a Sunday news release that it must delay reopening U.S. 95 near Riggins due to safety concerns over the rockslide that closed the route on Friday. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. “When survey results and on-slope evaluations prove that the slide is stable, we will look to open the highway for short periods of time,” Hopkins said in a news release. In the news release, operations engineer Jared Hopkins said ITD will continue to conduct geotechnical surveys and have experts survey the slope on Monday. RIGGINS, Idaho (AP) — Highway 95 is temporarily closed after a large rock slide blocked the road. It wasn’t clear Sunday how much of the debris had been removed as workers attempted to build a berm and container boxes to shield travelers from additional falling rocks. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. Rockslide crashes down on Idaho highway. Idaho State Police says an alternate route from southwest Idaho to Central or North Idaho would be I-84 west connecting to Highway 12 or I-90 east at Tri-Cities. All rights reserved. “In the meantime, we are evaluating the condition of Old Pollock Road to see how we may be able to help the county with a locals-only detour.”. Follow him on Twitter @travfed. What is it? Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! Crews left the site, which will continue to be monitored. In court over Idaho Capitol arrest, Ammon Bundy accuses government of ‘conspiring’, ‘I don’t want anybody to go hungry’: Boise bar offering free Thanksgiving meals, Homeless with COVID-19 relocated after fire last week at Boise hotel, Idaho Freedom Foundation-led lawsuit against West Ada teachers over sickout is dropped, Idaho Capitol Christmas tree, decorations go up. 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The slide measured roughly 120 feet long and 40 feet deep, according to the Idaho Transportation Department, which responded to the slide Friday morning along with the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office. (Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)). Contributed photo / ITD Idaho Transportation Department equipment is seen working the July 3 slide on U.S. Highway 95 at Pollock. 2020 has been a stressful year for myriad reasons. Initially, several rocks fell from the adjacent cliffside, followed by an avalanche of rocks. Get unlimited digital access for only $20 for 1 year. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. KIVI reports Idaho State Police says an one alternate route from southwest Idaho to Central or North Idaho would be I-84 west connecting to Highway 12 or I-90 east at Tri-Cities. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office does not have an estimated time as to when it will be cleaned up. Real-time updates and all local stories you want right in the palm of your hand. A Friday morning July 3 rockslide resulted in completely blocking U.S. Highway 95 at Pollock (milepost 188). A massive rock slide blocked Highway 95 Friday in the Sheep Creek area of Idaho County, about six miles south of Riggins. Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter. Meridian restaurant opens today. Carmen Escalera and her family were traveling along the roadway when they captured the dramatic scene on camera. “We know this is contradictory to what we had hoped to accomplish today and will cause long detours for travelers heading home,” ITD district engineer Doral Hoff said in a news release. U.S. 95 south of Riggins will remain closed due to a rockslide. In an update on Sunday, the agency said those plans were canceled once crews working on clearing the slide Saturday afternoon noticed a large crack in the rock face. Video provided by Carmen Escalera documents the rock avalanche that has closed U.S. 95 by Pinehurst, between New Meadows and Riggins The Sheriff’s Office said online that the slide occurred at milepost 188 in the area of Sheep Creek. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Legal Statement. (Idaho County Sherif's Office). Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Vote now in the Treasure Valley athletes of the week contest (Nov. 16 to 22), Idaho sets record with more than 1,300 new confirmed coronavirus cases, adds 20 deaths, Idaho adds nearly 600 COVID-19 cases Sunday as pandemic total approaches 80,000. The closure starts at milepost 161 to milepost 188, New Meadows to five miles south of the Riggins area. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office does not have an estimated time as to when it will be cleaned up. The closure starts at New Meadows to five miles south of the Riggins area. TREE FALLS ON MARYLAND GARAGE DURING 'VERY BRIEF' STORM, 19 SENT TO HOSPITALS. RIGGINS, Idaho (AP) — Highway 95 is temporarily closed after a large rock slide blocked the road. Coronavirus can’t stop the agency’s annual Thanksgiving feast, but in the year of coronavirus, it came with a twist. At 6 p.m. Friday, rocks were still coming down and both lanes were still closed with no detour available, according to the ITD. Mysterious 10-foot piece of metal found in Utah, officials say. RIGGINS, Idaho (AP) — Highway 95 is temporarily closed after a large rock slide blocked the road. Crews worked through the holiday weekend to try to reopen U.S. Route 95 in Idaho after a rockslide on Friday. A massive rock slide blocked Highway 95 Friday in the Sheep Creek area of Idaho County, about six miles south of Riggins. The closure starts at New Meadows to five miles south of the Riggins area. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds. Motorists heading along a highway in Idaho on Friday got an unexpected surprise when a rockslide sent boulders tumbling down, blocking the route. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. No public ceremony, just view on your own. https://nypost.com/video/idaho-rockslide-in-riggins-nearly-crushes-womans-car ", LIGHTNING STRIKE IN GEORGIA KILLS 'SWEET' GIRL, 9, SERIOUSLY INJURES SISTER. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. CLICK HERE FOR MORE WEATHER COVERAGE FROM FOX NEWS.