Tuesday's storm brings 2 to 3 inches of snow, causes slick roads

Tuesday's storm brings 2 to 3 inches of snow, causes slick roads

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Tuesday's storm brings 2 to 3 inches of snow, causes slick roads

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 4:24 PM

BOISE -- Yet another winter storm has plagued valley drivers with slick roads.

Monday's snowy weather brought about three inches of wet, heavy fluff to some foothill locations, and one to two inches in the valley. Five to seven inches was reported in some hard-hit spots near southeast Boise.

Temps hovered just below freezing for most of the storm.

Snow began piling up late Monday afternoon, and continued through the early morning hours on Tuesday.

Warming temperatures are expected to turn much of the snow into slush as the day goes by.

ROAD CONDITIONS

Even before the snow, Ada County Highway crews were busy treating "priority" routes with de-icer, sand, and salt.

Main roadways -- including I-84 and the Boise Connector -- remained wet, but stable for Tuesday's morning commute. However, many side roads were slick and packed with dense snow.

Several slide-offs and small accidents were reported throughout Tuesday's early morning hours. Notably, a sedan nearly crashed into a pond at the westbound Boise Connector near the Flying Wye.

Ada County Sheriff's Office spokeperson Andrea Dearden reported the following problems from Midnight to 11 a.m. Tuesday:

  • 2 injury accidents
  • 36 non-injury accidents
  • 37 motorist assists/slide offs

Heavy traffic was reported on Eagle Road, Meridian Road, and the Boise Connector.

Drivers are, of course, advised to use caution and go slow. Check statewide road conditions here.

CLOSURES AND DELAYS

Despite the snow, no school closures were reported in the Treasure Valley area Tuesday. That's a big contrast to three weeks ago when an inch of snow on top of ice caused almost every local school to close for safety reasons.

Mountain Home Air Force Base delayed some personnel until 10 a.m. Tuesday. Three schools in the Magic Valley closed due to bad weather on Tuesday.

SKI AREAS RECEIVE MIXED BAG

Weather forecasts had called for 8 to 15 inches of snow in the West Mountains and Boise Mountains through Tuesday morning.

While Brundage Mountain near McCall reported 8 new inches of snow Tuesday morning, Bogus Basin reported a scant 2 inches.

Fairfield's Soldier Mountain also reported just one new inch.

Tamarack, which is open Thursday through Sunday, reported three new inches Tuesday. Tamarack reports 7 new inches the last 24 hours.

Sun Valley reported just half-an-inch to one inch of snow from Monday's storm.

Check KTVB's official ski report here.

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