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Idaho Highway 21 reopens

| December 4, 2010 8:00 PM

BOISE (AP) - An avalanche-prone stretch of Idaho Highway 21 reopened Friday after the risk of snow slides closed the winding mountain roadway for a day.

The road connects Boise and Stanley, but a 12-mile stretch between the Grandjean Junction and Banner Summit is often closed in the winter - to avoid cars being buried in the heavy snows that cover the mountains here - and sometimes come plummeting down.

Despite Friday's reopening, motorists still are advised to use caution, as sections of the roadway remain difficult to navigate.

For the latest road and weather information, call Idaho Traveler Services at 5-1-1.