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Traffic now flowing after multiple crashes near New Plymouth

Idaho State Police says troopers have been responding to multiple crashes along the interstate following reports of black ice on the roadway. (ITD)

Westbound traffic along Interstate-84 that was blocked earlier Friday from multiple crashes is back to normal.

Idaho State Police says troopers have been responding to area along the interstate following reports of black ice on the roadway.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution if you need to drive through the area.

Troopers say roughly a half-dozen people were transported to hospitals, including two paramedics who were hit while riding in an ambulance. The medics suffered minor injuries and have since been released from the hospital.

Police say no one was killed.

I-84 has since been reopened, but officials warn that temperatures are not expected to heat up enough to melt the black ice on the roads before the end of the day. Authorities are asking drivers to slow down and the Idaho Transportation Department has dispatched truck to spread deicer and sand.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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