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Warm Springs Road in Blaine County remains closed Monday

The road, near Ketchum, has been shut down since Friday, March 10, due to several avalanches.

BLAINE COUNTY, Idaho — Warm Springs Road in Blaine County is closed due to avalanches. As of Sunday, March 12, road crews had cleared five avalanches from the road so far, and were working on three more. 

The county does not expect the road to be cleared anytime soon and is asking people to avoid the area.

Avalanche danger remains considerable in the Wood River Valley and nearby mountains, according to the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Considerable is the third level on a five-level scale.

Also, a winter storm warning for the Sawtooths and the Sun Valley region is in effect through late Tuesday night. Travel could be very difficult to impossible, as gusty winds could produce blowing and drifting snow, severely reducing visibility. Periods of heavy snow are expected, mainly above 7,500 feet. Through Wednesday, total snow accumulations may reach 6 to 12 inches across the lower slopes and valleys and 12 to 24 inches on ridge tops and elevations above mountain passes.

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