An accident occurred this afternoon on the TransCanada highway just past the Simplot facility with a semi in the ditch and parcels strewn across the ground. With the temperature warming up to zero and strong winds in the area, icy conditions and poor visibility were being reported all around the region.

The left eastbound lane was blocked for a short period following the mishap and the semi remained in the ditch through the night. It's expected to be removed some time on Thursday.