Police: Thick fog likely caused a 30-vehicle pileup on Idaho interstate
12/07/2023 // Zoey Sky // Views

A thick layer of fog is believed to have caused a 30-vehicle collision on an Idaho interstate, according to state police.

The incident occurred on the morning of Monday, Nov. 27, on eastbound Interstate 86, near milepost 56, west of Pocatello, by the Pocatello Regional Airport. Police officers suggested that the fog caused visibility to significantly decrease in a short amount of time.

In a news release, the Idaho State Police explained that the fog caused vehicles to suddenly slow down. Unfortunately, this resulted in both commercial and personal vehicles colliding with one another "causing a chain reaction of approximately thirty vehicles."

One person with minor injuries was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Other injured people were taken by personal vehicles, added the police.

On the day of the accident, traffic on the I-86 was blocked between exits 56 and 59 for seven hours to allow emergency responders and tow trucks to help those involved and clear the scene.

Lt. Michael Winans noted that it was strange to have this many vehicles involved, but when you are driving in winter conditions in Idaho, he warned that you must always "be prepared for fog, sleet, snow" and other conditions that could cause a car crash.

"Super fog" in Louisiana resulted in 158-car pileup

Heavy fog has been causing accidents all over the United States. On Oct. 23, Monday, a Louisiana "super fog" aggravated by marsh fires resulted in a tragic pile-up of 158 cars west of New Orleans.

The pileup resulted in the deaths of seven people. Officials also reported that at least 25 individuals were injured while several crumbled and charred vehicles were destroyed on a bridge over Lake Maurepas.

According to pictures posted by the Louisiana State Police, at least one vehicle went over the edge and was stuck sideways in the water

Officers continued to search for victims from the chain-reaction accident several hours after the crash.

The state police said a fire broke out in one area of the crash scene, which forced emergency responders to off-load hazardous materials from a tanker truck. The accident closed Interstate 55 in St. John the Baptist Parish.

The massive crash was one of several accidents in the area, and it was also caused by heavy fog.

In a statement, Gov. John Bel Edwards mourned the deaths and urged people to donate blood to "help replenish supplies that are being drained today to care for the wounded."

He also advised drivers to be more careful, especially when driving among the "dangerous combination of wildfire smoke and dense fog." (Related: Study: TikTok trend of hotwiring certain car models linked to surge in car thefts in U.S. cities.)

Local media called the conditions a "super fog," a mixture of smoke and moisture released from damp smoldering organic material, during which visibility is lowered to less than 10 feet or three meters.

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