Snow Returns to the Magic Valley
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-Winter weather moved into southern Idaho a little more than a week from the beginning of spring. The U.S. National Weather Service in Boise issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the southern part of the state from the Oregon border to the Wyoming border. The Idaho Transportation Department reported a number of roads were snow-covered or wet and slushy, including parts of Interstate 84 and Interstate 86. U.S. Highway 30 from Buhl to Burley is also seeing snow cover on the roadway with some parts covered in water. U.S. Highway 93 headed into Nevada was also snow-covered. The Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office warned drivers Wednesday morning to use caution as they head out, "Give yourself plenty of time to travel to your destination, slow down, allow plenty of distance between your vehicle and others, put down your device."
The Twin Falls Police Department said that officers were also responding to a number of crashes in the city.
Listener Manuel Orozco sent in an image of a crash on Pole Line Road just north of Filer. It appears law enforcement and paramedics were on the scene. 511.idaho.gov is reporting the roadway is blocked.
The U.S. National Weather Service said southern Twin Falls County could get up to one to three inches of new snow.