The winter storm that blew through Southern Idaho early Saturday morning surprised quite a few motorists.  It was blizzard conditions early Saturday but it didn’t last long leaving only a skiff of white stuff that was pretty much gone by later in the morning. 

The 50 mile per hours winds did knock down a few trees and cause some power outages.  Power was quickly restored in most areas .  North Idaho wasn’t quite so lucky.  The storm dropped 3 to 8 inches of snow closing some highways and causing numerous traffic accidents.      Some roads were temporarily closed because of downed trees. Fourth of July Pass on Interstate 90 was closed at one point because of accidents. At one point crews were  working around the clock to plow  certain streets and bus routes. The Idaho State Police also reported a high volume of crashes and slide-offs in north Idaho due to "treacherous winter road conditions."