I-84 Reopens, Freezing Rain Contines To Impact Idaho Roads, Schools

Jan 24, 2013

Updated 2:55 p.m.

Overnight freezing rain in southwestern Idaho led to slick roads, accidents, road closures, and school cancelations. Interstate 84 is now open after being closed for several hours this morning  for more than 80 miles between east Boise and Bliss. That affected east and westbound lanes.

The weather has not changed the schedule for students and teachers in the Boise and Meridian school districts. They will be in session today. But the icy roads have prompted some school administrators to cancel classes. Among the schools that are closed today include: Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton, Homedale, Horseshoe Bend, Wilder, Mountain Home and Vallivue. 

Boise State University has announced that classes will be held on a normal schedule today.  But the school is asking that students and staff use caution.  The College of Idaho is closed.  The College of Western Idaho will start classes at 1:00 p.m.. 

Original post: Police agencies in the Treasure Valley are reporting slick roads this morning, a result of freezing rain that began falling in the region overnight.

In Boise, police are reporting icy roads.  They’re encouraging commuters to drive slowly this morning.

At 4:00 a.m., Idaho State Police said multiple crashes and slide offs had already occurred on Interstate 84 between Boise and Mountain Home.  The interstate’s eastbound lanes were closed near mile marker 60 just east of Boise. Westbound traffic just east of Mountain Home was backed up for nearly a mile due to a crash.  State police say the interstate is very icy.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for The Treasure Valley this morning.  Forecasters with The National Weather Service expect light icing, then one to three inches of snow in Boise. 

We'll have updates on the weather, road conditions and any school closings, during Morning Edition on KBSX, 91.5.

Boise Radar from The National Weather Service