Sorry kids, you’ll have to wait for a snow day.
Most Treasure Valley schools were open for business Friday morning. The Boise School District announced in a tweet that it was operating as normal. West Ada School District spokesman Eric Exline said schools in Meridian are in session. Likewise, Nampa schools are open.
According to the Idaho City Police Department Facebook page, the Basin School District is closed.
According to a tweet, the College of Western Idaho will resume classes as normal on Friday after closing early on Thursday. Boise State University, the College of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University also are in session.
As of 8 a.m., a few flights to and from the Boise Airport were delayed according to its website.
Members of the 366th Fighter Wing headed to Mountain Home Air Force from Boise on Friday were granted a delayed reporting time of 10 a.m., the wing’s public affairs office said Friday morning. All others were asked to report at their normal duty time.
Early Friday morning, Ada County Highway District traffic cameras showed several incidents on I-84 near Boise as well as one at Five Mile Road and Fairview Avenue. Several roads also showed slow or stop-and-go traffic. An Ada County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said the crashes are non-injury incidents.
According to an Idaho State Police dispatcher, an ISP trooper was involved in a crash on I-84 near the Boise Stage Stop at milepost 71 around 6:45 a.m. The dispatcher said few details were available, but no serious injuries were reported.
Between 1 and 3 inches of snow fell in Boise and surrounding areas starting Thursday morning and it continued through the evening, the National Weather Service reported.
It was fairly dry overnight Thursday, but parts of the Treasure Valley could see snow or freezing rain Friday morning, according to meteorologist Dave Groenert at the National Weather Service in Boise. Temperatures likely won’t get above freezing until Friday afternoon, when there will be a chance of rain.
The good news: The cold weather should ease up Saturday, with temperatures in the low-40s.
Wherever you’re going, local law enforcement agencies urged drivers to be cautious and patient on the roads.
Through 10 p.m. Thursday, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office reported 66 crashes, including eight with injuries, plus nine slide-offs and two hit-and-runs. Idaho State Police responded to 16 crashes and 23 slide-offs on Interstate 84 in the Treasure Valley, a dispatcher said.
Numerous community activities were canceled Thursday evening, and the College of Western Idaho ended classes at 4 p.m. The Boise School District left activity schedules to the discretion of school principals. Get information about that here. The winter weather forced the cancellation of high school basketball games throughout the Treasure Valley. Read the full list of cancellations here.