Overturned Truck on Highway 55 Spills Logs into River
A semi truck carrying logs overturned Friday morning near a sharp bend on Highway 55. The accident occurred north of Horseshoe Bend and blocked both directions of traffic for several hours.
The truck overturned around 11:30 a.m.
Both traffic lanes on Highway 55 did not reopen until 2:43 p.m.
The highway was blocked from Garden Valley Road and Sportsman Access at milepost 79, which is 13 miles north of Horseshoe Bend.
Several logs flew off the truck and fell into the Payette River, according to an image sent by a reader of KTVB.com.
It is currently unknown if the driver of the overturned vehicle was injured. However, there were no other people involved in the crash on Highway 55.
Accident investigators are still trying to determine why the truck overturned in the first place.
Delays were expected throughout the day until Friday afternoon and any information related to when the roads would open were not given until after 2 p.m.
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