LEWISTON - Several miles of US12 east of Kooskia closed Sunday at 4 p.m. (PST) due to a considerable avalanche hazard. Given that the forecast calls for heavy precipitation — including a mix of snow and rain — the closure is anticipated to last for an extended time, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.  Current ITD estimates indicate the roadway will be closed until sometime on Tuesday.

The gates at Fish Creek (milepost 126) and Saddle Camp Road (milepost 139) were closed.

Avalanche specialists with ITD will are on site to help local maintenance crews reassess conditions and reopen the highway.