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Rockslide closes Highway 97 near Beauty Bay

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A rock slide closed Highway 97 on Thursday (PHOTO: Kevin Tugaw) A rock slide closed Highway 97 on Thursday (PHOTO: Kevin Tugaw)
HARRISON, Idaho - One lane of Highway 97 in Idaho remains closed between Beauty Road and Public Boat Ramp Access Road, about 20 miles north of the Harrison area, due to a rockslide.  

The slide happened just before 10:00am Thursday and the Idaho Department Transportation reports an estimated 250-300 cubic yards (nearly 450 tons) of debris spilled across the roadway, completely blocking it. Crews have cleared enough debris to open one lane, but are still working to remove the rest.  No injuries were reported. 

No detour has been established, but once all the rocks are removed, the Idaho Transportation Department will assess the damage to the roadway. 

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