Slippery, cold conditions continue to challenge drivers

Credit: Ryan Hilliard / KTVB

Slippery conditions on I-84 near Meridian caused several accidents and slowed traffic on Friday.

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 5:10 PM

BOISE -- Drivers continued to struggle with slick roads Friday, as winter's latest blast lingered in the Treasure Valley.

Several spin-outs and minor accidents slowed the morning commute on I-84 near Eagle Road just east of Meridian. However, according to Idaho State Police no major injury accidents were reported on the freeway.

Accidents continued into the late morning hours in other locations.

Boise police say a man was taken to a local hospital with head injuries shortly after 10 a.m. when a pickup lost control, hit the man's car, and both vehicles slid into the ditch. The crash happened at the intersection of Orchard Street and Harvard Street near Gowen Field. Police say it was the second accident to happen in that area Friday. Firefighters had to cut the injured man from his car.

Thursday's freezing rain and snow caused nearly a hundred accidents in Ada County.

Meanwhile, thousands of Treasure Valley students were back in session after a rare snow day Thursday.

However, more than a dozen Magic Valley schools canceled Friday classes due to blowing snow and bad roads.

See an updated list here.

Blizzard-like conditions remained in Eastern Idaho Friday. However, I-84 was reopened from exit 222 east of Burley to the Utah state line shortly after 9 a.m. The stretch of road had been closed for Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning.

Friday's forecast for the Treasure Valley includes colder temps, high winds, and another chance of snow.

See KTVB's weather page here

For current traffic reports, check Idaho 511

See KTVB's traffic cams here

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