Slick roads cause accidents across the Treasure Valley

Slick roads cause accidents across the Treasure Valley

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by Stephanie Zepelin

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KTVB.COM

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 5:13 AM

ADA COUNTY -- The Ada County Highway District and Idaho Transportation District worked around the clock Thursday to keep roads clear.

ITD had plow drivers working overnight to help clear roads for the morning commute, while ACHD had crews on call for 12 hour shifts.

ACHD crews started Thursday night at Cloverdale and Fairview and worked their way east to the county line.

A morning crash at Fairview and Shamrock showed the poor visibility, that folks in the Treasure Valley woke up to.

Despite the best efforts of ITD to keep the roads clear, people were slipping, sliding and crashing all along Interstate 84. A semi jack knifed at I-84 and Garrity, while a car had to be towed away after an accident on I-84 near the Eagle Road exit, and another car slid off near the Orchard exit.

Idaho State Police responded to an injury accident on eastbound I-84 near milepost 120 near Glenns Ferry. ISP says the driver was driving too fast for the weather conditions and lost control of his truck, crossing over the median into the eastbound lanes and hitting another car.

Three different semitrailers struggled on I-84 between Boise and Mountain Home. Multiple cars crashed near Eagle and Fairview, and a crash at I-84 westbound at Ten Mile shut down three lanes.

The Ada County Sheriff's Department responded to 62 accidents and 16 slide-offs from midnight to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. From 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., they responded to 37 more accidents and 15 more slide-offs.

In total the Ada County Sheriff's Department responded to 99 accidents and 31 slide-offs since midnight.

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