Storm prompts school closures; base limits duty reporting

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Mountain Home and Glenns Ferry school districts have canceled classes at schools across both districts today, Jan. 24, due to road conditions that are expected to clear later.

Meanwhile, officials at Mountain Home Air Force Base have told airmen and civilian employees living off base to stay home due to the icy conditions while those living on base are asked to contact their supervisors for reporting instructions.

Road conditions are currently considered to be poor, and the interstate is temporarily closed from Boise to Glenns Ferry.

A winter road advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. today.

The storm that passed through last night left a layer of ice on the roads. Treacherous black ice conditions exist in most area roads, including the interstate. Road conditions are considered hazardous due to the freezing rain, with snow expected to fall on top of the ice later today.

Between Mountain Home and Glenns Ferry a number of trucks have parked alongside the interstate rather than risk the conditions, and at least one semi-has jackknife. Prior to I-84 being closed, the area between the Elmore/Ada county line and Micron had been reduced to a crawl in one lane only due to icy conditions.

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    I84 closed from MP54 to MP137 and as of 10:15 not open.

    -- Posted by Old capt obvious on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 10:14 AM
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