Multiple-car wreck blocked Long Bridge Monday morning

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

A non-injury wreck involving several vehicles closed both lanes of the Long Bridge Monday morning.

The Sandpoint Police Department posted to their Facebook page about the 4-5 vehicle crash just after 8 a.m., noting that road conditions were “very icy” and motorists should “use extreme caution.” The Idaho State Police provided a notification about the wreck on their Twitter account (@ispdistrict1) soon after.

By 8:42 a.m. SPD reported one lane had opened. By 9:30 a.m., both SPD and ISP reported the Long Bridge was completely open.

“If you don’t have to go out please don’t. If you do have to go out please give yourself plenty of time and a lot of patience,” SPD posted to Facebook Monday evening as it continued to snow in the Panhandle. “We want you all to arrive at your destinations safely.” 

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