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Like 'driving with a blindfold': Police, Idaho drivers describe conditions leading to 39-vehicle crash

ISLAND PARK — One driver said it was like "driving with a blindfold." After 39 vehicles were involved in a low-visibility crash on U.S. Highway 20 north of Island Park on Friday, people were scared and stranded in the snowstorm. The many emergency and tow truck crews who responded proved that "tough calls can bring out the best," Idaho State Police said.
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Big Horns to battle Wolverines in hoops rivalry

BIG SKY – Ever since Lone Peak High School opened its doors in 2009, the “Battle of 191” has been a classic rivalry as athletes from Big Sky compete against rival West Yellowstone on the field and on the court. This evening, the LPHS boys and girls...
BIG SKY, MT
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'Vintage Snowmobile Show' being held during Island Park 'Winterfest'

Classic snowmobiles will be displayed this weekend during the Vintage Snowmobile Show to be held at the Lakeside Lodge on Saturday at 10 a.m. The lodge is located at 3857 Lakeside Lodge Lane in Island Park. The sixth annual event is expected to draw Idaho, Montana and Wyoming snowmobile owners...
ISLAND PARK, ID
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Dave Ramsey answers 7 Questions with Emmy

7 Questions with Emmy is brought to you by Idaho Falls Pediatrics, whose specialty is your child's health and happiness. Its doctors and staff are dedicated to providing the best, cutting edge solutions for your child's medical condition in a friendly, clean and respectful atmosphere. Every week I’m interviewing fascinating...
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Annual ultra endurance fat bike race comes to eastern Idaho

Most people consider finishing the annual 200K Fat Pursuit fat bike race held each January in Island Park a win. Nearly half the entrees didn’t reach the finish line this year in the Fat Pursuit race held over last weekend. Conditions this year were particularly slow. The race attracts...
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Fremont Sheriff's Deputies home from hospital following U.S. 20 crash

A multi-car accident on U.S. Highway 20 near Island Park sent two Fremont County Deputies to the Madison Memorial Hospital around 3:30 p.m. Friday. A vehicle struck the two officers as they assisted with the crash, said Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries. While the deputies were harmed, they are expected to recover, Humphries said.
FREMONT COUNTY, ID
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The response to the 39-vehicle crash was ‘amazing,’ ISP says

ISLAND PARK — One driver said it was like “driving with a blindfold.”. After thirty-nine vehicles were involved in a low-visibility crash on U.S. Highway 20 north of Island Park on Friday, people were scared and stranded in the snowstorm. The many emergency and tow truck crews who responded proved that “tough calls can bring out the best,” Idaho State Police said.
ISLAND PARK, ID

Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky is a census-designated place situated in the Gallatin and Madison counties in the southwestern part of the US State of Montana. This census-designated place is located on the U.S. Route 191 highway, approximately halfway between the town of West Yellowstone and the city of Bozeman, about 24km from the northwestern boundary of the Yellowstone National Park and 72km southwest of the city of Bozeman. Tourism serves as the primary industry in the Big Sky area.
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40-vehicle crash shuts down local highway, results in multi-state emergency response

Near whiteout conditions contributed to a 40-vehicle pileup on U.S. Highway 20 north of Island Park on Friday afternoon, according to Idaho State Police. Only minor injuries were reported following the massive chain-reaction wreck, which was triggered around 3 p.m. when a semi traveling eastbound on Highway 20 struck a car that had stopped in the lane of travel, authorities said.
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Snowmobiler injured in West Yellowstone crash

MISSOULA, Mont. — West Yellowstone dispatchers received a call about a snowmobile crash on Monday morning. A group of snowmobilers called 911 around 10:08 a.m., reporting that a group member struck a tree and potentially had broken a leg. They were located 5 miles west of West Yellowstone. Volunteers...
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Weather Wisdom

A forty-car pileup in the ice and snow of Island Park last week is the latest example of the downside to the fun and beauty of the weather we all enjoy here in the inter-mountain west. Of course, without the water the snow blesses us with, we could not exist as a thriving community. And where would all of our wonderful skiers and snowboarders be without snow? But when that snow hits the road, it makes travel more hazardous than many of us like to admit until a bad accident makes it obvious.
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Chain-reaction crash closes Highway 20

A large chain-reaction accident blocked US 20 west of West Yellowstone for hours Friday afternoon, when a total of 40 vehicles piled into each other, beginning when a semi-trailer truck slammed into a car stopped in the eastbound travel lane under low visibility conditions. The Idaho State Police was assisted...
FREMONT COUNTY, ID

Island Park resort helps create fun in the snow

Hidden by the trees and the snow the Sawtelle Mountain Resort plays host to many who seek to have fun in the mountains. Especially during the winter. Richard Turpin the general manager of the resort says "in the winter time, it's it's 100% the snow bunch of the snowmobilers, people who love getting out and playing in the powder come up here." The post Island Park resort helps create fun in the snow appeared first on Local News 8.
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No Serious Injuries In 40 Car Pile-up on U.S. 20 Near Island Park

ISLAND PARK, Idaho (KLIX)-Authorities say there were no serious injuries in a 40 car pile-up Friday afternoon near Island Park in East Idaho. According to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, at around 3 p.m. U.S. Highway 20 north of Island Park had to be shut down because of blowing snow that reduced visibility. The sheriff's office said multiple law enforcement and first responders from Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana assisted with the crash. The investigating agency, Idaho State Police, said a car had stopped in the roadway because of the low visibility and was hit by a semi-truck that resulted in a chain reaction. State Highway 87 and 32 had to be closed down as well because of weather conditions Friday.
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Low Visibility Leads to 40-Car Crash on Idaho Highway

ISLAND PARK, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say roughly 40 vehicles were involved in a crash on an eastern Idaho highway after severe winter weather caused white-out conditions, but only minor injuries were reported. The Idaho State Police said in a prepared statement that the crash occurred about...
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