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HWY-95 Remains Closed Near New Meadows Due To HAZMAT Incident

Idaho State Police News Release

At this time, HWY-95 is closed to all vehicle traffic from milepost 161 to milepost 180 near New Meadow due to a HAZMAT incident. Just before 11 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 9) morning, ISP responded to reports of a semi-truck crash. Arriving troopers located a tractor-trailer hauling propane that had crashed at milepost 177, and observed the tank had ruptured with propane leaking out. Due to potential danger, the immediate area was evacuated for a one-mile radius and the roadway was closed. ISP Commercial Vehicle Safety (CVS) and HAZMAT personnel reported to the scene.

The driver of the truck sustained injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.

Any people in the area affected by the evacuation have been contacted by law enforcement.

The roadway is expected to be closed for an extended period of time with an unknown timeframe to reopen. All vehicle traffic should find alternative routes or prepare for a lengthy delay.

It is believed the semi-truck was carrying 8,000-11,000 gallons of propane.

Additional information will be provided when available.