If you are planning on traveling to Eastern Idaho or South Central Idaho, you will have to deal with flooding...and road closures for I-86 in Cassia County.

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The Idaho transportation Department, Monday closed Interstate 86 in Eastern Idaho in Cassia County after the Raft River overflowed due to warmer temperatures.


According to the Idaho Transportation Department the road was closed Monday afternoon from mile marker 0 to about 36. Idaho State Police says the roadway is only open to local traffic.

ITD says I-86 remains closed until further notice with over a foot of water covering portions of the roadway.

The National Weather Service in Boise has also issued a flood warning for many regions of west central Idaho including Boise County, Valley County, and northeastern areas of Elmore County, Camas County, eastern Gem County, Adams County, and Washington County until Friday morning around 11 am.

The weather service predicts one to three inches of rain in some of those areas which combined with snow melt could cause a significant chance of local flooding.


People driving through the warning areas should watch out for water over the roadways. Officials say you should never drive through flooded areas, because you can never tell how deep the water is or if the the roadway underneath has been washed away.

Cities that may experience flooding include McCall, Idaho City, Fairfield, Lowman, Cascade, Council, Horseshoe Bend, New Meadows, Cambridge, Ola, Banks, and Garden Valley.

Isolated flooding is also being reported in the Twin Falls area with some canals and waterways overflowing their banks.

As usual if you want to check out road conditions you can do it by going to the Idaho Transportation web site or by calling 511.

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