ACHD gets ahead of winter blast

Statesman staffDecember 6, 2013 

Ada County Highway District maintenance crews applied deicing treatments to major arterial roads, intersections, bridges and other priority areas Friday to ease any impacts from what could be the season’s first sizeable snowfall.

PROVIDED BY THE ADA COUNTY HIGHWAY DISTRICT

As Treasure Valley residents had visions of snow in their heads on Friday, Ada County Highway District workers were prepping roads for the coming storm.

Maintenance crews applied deicer to major arterial roads, intersections, bridges and other priority areas to prevent ice from bonding to pavement, ACHD announced.

“It’s always better to get out in front of the weather than to try and play catch up,” Paul Daigle, ACHD’s deputy director of maintenance, said.

The snow that was forecast to start falling Friday night in Boise was expected to continue into Saturday, mainly before 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. New snow accumulation of less than an inch was forecast for Saturday.

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