Low visibility leads to 40-car crash on Idaho highway

<p><p>ISLAND PARK, Idaho — 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.</p></p><p><p>The Idaho State Police said in a prepared statement that the crash occurred about 3 p.m. Friday just north of Island Park on U.S. Highway 20. Low visibility had cloaked the road when a semi-truck collided with a passenger car that was stopped in the eastbound lane. Several more crashes occurred behind the semi-truck, ultimately involving about 40 vehicles.</p></p><p><p>Eight different agencies from Idaho and Montana responded to the crash, and several tow companies helped with removing the vehicles.</p></p><p><p>Both U.S. Highway 20 and Idaho State Highway 87 were closed from Island Park to the Montana state line for several hours, but the roads had reopened by Saturday morning.</p></p>