Some Treasure Valley roads were slick Wednesday morning due to snow and ice, but there were many fewer slide-offs and crashes than Tuesday night, dispatchers say.
Before the snow arrived Tuesday afternoon, Ada County Highway District crews were out spreading de-icer on major arterials and collector roads, said spokesman Craig Quintana. They sanded some inclines, intersections and bridges.
Dozens of weather-related slide-offs and crashes were reported all over the Valley Tuesday night and one was fatal. A 73-year-old woman died at the scene of an Interstate 84 crash near Nampa. She was identified as Imogene Robinson.
A crash that impacted traffic in Downtown Boise Wednesday morning did not appear to be weather-related, said Boise Police spokesman Chuck McClure. Just after 7 a.m., emergency personnel were called to the two-car crash at Front Street and Capitol Boulevard.
According to witnesses, a westbound vehicle on Front Street failed to yield to a red light and struck a car, McClure said.
The driver of the car that was hit was transported to a local hospital to be medically cleared because she was pregnant. No one appeared to have suffered serious injuries at the time of the crash.
The National Weather Service ended its winter weather advisory at 10 a.m., as they do not expect much more snow to fall Wednesday. There may be snow flurries during the afternoon, but no significant accumulation.
Though the Weather Service warned that 2 to 4 inches might fall in Boise, just a half inch has been recorded so far at the airport.
Snow totals were much higher in eastern Oregon south of Baker, 9 inches was reported, and Burns got 5 inches. Ontario received 1.5 inches of snow.
And more good news for skiers: Bogus Basin got another 2 inches of snow.