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Weather, crashes prompt highway closures

Published On: Mar 01 2014 11:24:40 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 01 2014 08:52:48 PM CST

Courtesy of Chyrelle Burt

U.S. Highway 20 in Bonneville and Jefferson County was blocked with numerous accidents on March 1, 2014.

Sections of highway in Bonneville, Jefferson and Fremont counties were closed due to weather and crashes on Saturday.

As of 7:40 p.m., U.S. Highway 20 between Ashton and the Montana state line was open. It had been closed for most of the day due to drifting and blowing snow, as well as reduced visibility.

There were also numerous accidents in the Ucon and Rigby areas on Highway 20.

In addition, the Teton Pass on Wyoming Highway 22 is reopen after a crash.

Slippery roads and black ice had prompted the U.S. Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for much of eastern Idaho. That advisory was canceled at noon.