BOISE -- Frustrating travel conditions continued early Tuesday, with snow packed roadways slowing down traffic in parts of the Treasure Valley, including Interstate 84.
However, ACHDplows and road crews had cleared most of the high-traffic areas shortly after 8 a.m.
Up to 4 inches of snow brought traffic to a creeping halt during Monday's evening commute. Slow traffic plagued drivers Tuesday morning as well.
Idaho State Police dispatchers reported stop-and-go traffic on I-84 due to the slick conditions.
The good news: authorities reported only one slide-off as of 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
In contrast, Monday's snowy and slippery conditions led to dozens of crashes and slide-offs throughout the Treasure Valley.
Ada County dispatchers reported a total of 30 car crashes between noon and 8 p.m. (does not include Idaho State Police numbers), with four of those crashes causing injuries. Seventeen slide-offs were also reported.
TUESDAY SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DELAYS
- Fresco Arts Academy (formerly Arts West)
- Centennial Baptist School
- Vision Charter School in Caldwell - 10:15 a.m. start time (buses 2 hrs delay)
- Bishop Kelly High School - 9:00 a.m. start time
- Compass Charter School in Meridian - 2 hour delay
- Paul Mitchell academy - 1-hour delay
While area roads are packed with snow and slippery, most of the snow showers have stopped for now.
KTVB Meteorologist Larry Gebert says a wave of light snow showers is headed north into parts of Valley County. We've also received viewer reports of snow in Weiser, and other western locations Tuesday.
However, most parts of the Treasure Valley aren't expected to see any more precipitation until later this week. That's because more snow is expected on Thursday with a new system moving in and showers are possible on Sunday.
The forecast high in Boise is just over 30 degrees on Tuesday.
ROAD CREWS BATTLE SNOW AND ICE
Ada County Highway District crews report slick spots throughout the valley Tuesday morning.
At this hour, ACHD crews continue to plow main roadways and intersections and are using a sand and salt mixture to melt snow and provide traction. Once the morning commute picks up, crews will turn efforts toward clearing secondary roadways.
ACHD plows and maintenance crews worked Monday night to clear major streets, intersections, hills, bridges, and hospital areas.
Drivers are asked to be cautious of slick spots, even on plowed roads.