LOOKOUT PASS HAS REOPENED FROM MULLAN, IDAHO TO SAINT
REGIS, MONTANA AFTER CLOSING YESTERDAY.
IT WASN'T EXPECTED TO RE-OPEN UNTIL THURSDAY...
KXLY FOUR'S ALLIE NORTON JOINS US LIVE TONIGHT ALLIE.
A READER BOARD MISTAKE CAUSED ALMOST AS MUCH TROUBLE
AS THE PASS BEING CLOSED?
NADINE...THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S READER
BOARD TOLD DRIVERS THAT THE PASS WOULDN'T BE OPEN
UNTIL MARCH 6.
SOME PEOPLE TURNED AROUND AND TOOK A 300 MILE DETOUR
WHILE OTHERS, CHECKED INTO HOTEL ROOMS AND CALLED
IT A DAY.
DRIVE BY A READER BOARD ON INTERSTATE 90 THIS AFTERNOON,
AND YOU WOULD SEE THAT IF YOU WERE HEADING EAST YOUR
TRIP WOULD BE CUT SHORT IN MULLAN.
SOT/ DANIEL BOHRER- Moving To South Dakota @-
Just before 4th of July the sign said it was closed,
so we pulled over and had lunch and we have family
here so after check in we're going to go see them.
SIGNS TOLD TRAVLERS THAT INTERSTATE 90 WAS CLOSED
FROM MULLAN TO SAINT REGIS MONTANA UNTIL MARCH 6.
THEN AROUND 3 P.M.
THE INTERSTATE RE-OPENS.
SOME TOOK A CHANCE AND WAITED AT THE ROAD BLOCK...
SOT/RONNIE BRUCE- Traveling To Wisconsin @-
Play on my phone, watch movies in the truck because
I have a portable DVD player.
Just kill time.
OTHERS STOPPED WHILE THEY WERE AHEAD AND TOOK THE
SOT/ WILLIAM PRICE- Traveling To Wisconsin @-
That adds about 300 miles to my trip so that can affect
whether I get there in time or not.
WILLIAM PRICE IS TRYING TO GET TO MILWAUKEE BY FRIDAY.
HE'S TRAVELING FROM SALEM AND ARRIVED IN POST FALLS
HE DIDN'T HEAR ABOUT THE CLOSURE UNTIL HE GOT TO IDAHO.
SOT/ WILLIAM PRICE- Traveling To Wisconsin @-40
There isn't any signs or any information on that until
you get here so I could have taken another route of
Salem instead of waste time out here.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
THE ROAD CLOSED DUE TO THE THREAT OF AVALANCHES.
THE AREA THAT WAS A THREAT WAS BLASTED THIS AFTERNOON
TO GET RID OF THE POSSIBLITY FOR A AVALANCHE.
SHORTLY AFTER, THAT'S WHEN THE ROAD REOPENED.
REPORTING ALONG I-90, ALLIE NORTON KXLY 4 NEWS.