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Boise State Fans Urged To Take Care On The Road

Blue Mountain Eagle | Nov. 30, 2012 1:50 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 30, 2012 9:50 a.m.

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ONTARIO – Football fans traveling to Saturday’s Boise State game at the University of Nevada-Reno are urged to take their time and drive safely.

The Oregon State Police, Malheur County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation recommend that drivers heed weather and road conditions en route to the game. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1.

OSP Sgt. Bob Wilson said police are expecting an increase in traffic as fans travel to the game via Highway 95 in Oregon.

“OSP troopers and Malheur County deputies will be working along Highway 95 Friday through Sunday with a special emphasis on targeting impaired and speeding drivers, as well as those who think it’s OK to not buckle their safety belts,” said Wilson.

Highway 95 is a popular route for traffic moving between Idaho and Nevada. During a five-year period between 2006 and 2010, more than 200 traffic crashes occurred on this highway, including nine fatal and 96 injury traffic crashes.

For road conditions, visit www.TripCheck.com or call 5-1-1.

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