Accident forces temporary closure of U.S. Highway 12 west of Orofino

A automobile accident west of Orofino along U.S. Highway 12 closed the highway for nearly two hours Thursday afternoon.

According to law enforcement officials, the accident happened at approximately 12:30pm around mile marker 37 near the Clearwater County/Nez Perce County line.

One lane of traffic was opened at around 2:30pm and both lanes were to be re-opened later in the afternoon.

Its unclear at this time how many vehicles were involved or if anyone was injured in the crash.

The Idaho State Police and the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident, which remains under investigation.

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