Heavy snowfall prompts school, church closures

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Heavy snowfall prompts school, church closures

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KTVB.COM

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 26 at 12:02 AM

BOISE - Southern Idaho is being hit with its first snow storm of the season.  In the Treasure Valley, we have seen almost half of a foot of fresh snow today.  In the mountains, ski resorts report they are receiving about an inch of snow per hour.

The falling and drifting snow are causing closures and treacherous road conditions.

The Idaho City Basin School District canceled classes before they even got started Wednesday morning.  Students at Arts West in Eagle were released beginning at 10 a.m. while Vision Charter School in Caldwell plans to release students at 2:30 p.m.  The college of Western Idaho closed at noon due to the weather conditions and the Parma School District is canceling its after school tutoring program for the day.

Some churches are also encouraging members to stay home.  Council Community Church and the Oregon Trail Church of God in Caldwell are canceling activities Wednesday.  School and church closures are still being reported.  We will update our closure list as they come in.

The snow began falling just before 7 a.m. Wednesday and it shows no sign of letting up.  Ada County dispatchers reported 106 crashes without injury, 5 injury crashes, 44 stalled vehicles and 69 slide-offs between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday.  The traffic situation can be monitored at all times of the day on our live traffic cameras.

The KTVB 7 Day forecast shows a steady line of storms that could make their way through southern Idaho throughout the rest of the week and into the weekend.

Stay with us for radar, condition updates and school closures. You can also get all of that information on the go with the Idaho Weather app - search KTVB in your app store for iPhone, Blackberry or Android.

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