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Semi crash blocks I-90

Semi crash blocks I-90

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Remarkably, no one was hurt Tuesday morning after a semi crashed into the center divide on Interstate 90.

"Call came in about 5:30 this morning - the roads were snow covered, slushy," explained Idaho State Police Corporal Andy Hodl. "The truck was going too fast for conditions, he hit the barrier and pushed about 7 or 8 of them into the west bound lane."

Also blocking the westbound lane was the truck's front axle.

The truck, which was eastbound and just past Coeur d'Alene, came to a rest in a jack knife position with the cab up on the barrier. Crews were forced to block traffic in both directions for a while to clear debris from both sides of the roadway.  Alcohol and drugs were not expected to play a role.