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Highway 30 from Montpelier to Wyoming will be closed Friday for cleanup of wrecked semi carrying wind turbine blade 

Credit:  By Journal Staff | Idaho State Journal | www.idahostatejournal.com ~~

MONTPELIER – Highway 30 from Montpelier to the Wyoming border will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday to finish the cleanup of a wrecked semi carrying a massive wind turbine blade, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

The semi transporting the blade crashed on Highway 30 in the Border Summit area on Monday when the rear wheels of the trailer caught the soft shoulder of the road, causing the semi to leave the roadway and overturn, according to the Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The driver of the semi was not injured but was transported to a local hospital as a precaution following the crash.

Authorities have been spending the time since the wreck coming up with a plan to finish the cleanup of the accident scene including the removal of the massive wind turbine blade.

ITD said it’s possible that Highway 30 will be reopened prior to 3 p.m. Friday depending on how quickly the cleanup can be completed.

The wind turbine blade was being transported by NexGen Transportation of Alberta, Canada, at the time of the crash.

Friday’s final cleanup of the crash scene will be conducted by NexGen, the Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Office, ITD and Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Source:  By Journal Staff | Idaho State Journal | www.idahostatejournal.com

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