Scarywood fog machines cause 'zero visibility,' shut down Highway 95 Friday

<p><p>Fog machines at Scarywood caused “zero visibility” and forced Highway 95 to close for a time Friday night, according to the Timberlake Fire Protection District.</p></p><p><p>The northbound and southbound lanes closed in the area of Silverwood Theme Park, which is near Athol in north Idaho.</p></p><p><p>Idaho State Police wrote on Twitter Friday night that the highway would be closed for about 45 minutes. The highway has since reopened.</p></p><p><p>A fire district representative said crews responded to a two-vehicle crash around 10:30 p.m. in front of the theme park. He said he was unsure what the cause of the crash was and that no one was taken to the hospital via ambulance.</p></p><p><p>He said Scarywood was asked to turn its fog machines off because of the visibility issues they were causing. Natural fog was also present in the area, he said.</p></p><p><p>Silverwood officials could not be immediately reached for comment.</p></p><p><p>A video on the fire district’s Facebook page shows how foggy the conditions were: <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/Timberlake-Fire-Protection-District-407134099387828″ target=”_blank”>www.facebook.com/Timberlake-Fire-Protection-District-407134099387828</a>.</p></p>