Temperatures in the Boise area are expected to dip below freezing overnight, with an inch or two of snow between midnight and 6 a.m. Friday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Joel Tannenholz said.
That will likely mean more of the slick roads that bedeviled drivers Thursday morning after an inch of snow fell overnight, he said. Idaho State Police and other Valley agencies urge drivers to use caution during Friday’s commute.
On Thursday, Ada County officers saw 40 crashes and 13 slide-offs, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Six of those accidents involved injuries, and two of those injuries were serious enough to require transports to the hospital. Three crashes were rollovers.
One non-injury accident involved a Boise Police Department vehicle responding to a separate slide-off reported around 6:30 a.m. near where the westbound Connector turns into Interstate 84. After the officer pulled up at the scene, another vehicle crashed into his police car.
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Incidents on westbound I-84 near the Boise airport slowed down traffic. There were at least four crashes near the Vista Avenue exit, according to ACHD. Traffic on eastbound I-84 near the Eagle Road exit was crawling after an accident reported around 8 a.m.
A winter weather advisory was expected until 11 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.