Tough commute in Inland NW after first snow fall in 2014

Tough commute in Inland NW after first snow fall in 2014

Credit: Ada County Highway District

Vehicles drive slowly to avoid a stranded driver on I-84 and Garrity Blvd. Wednesday morning in Nampa.

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by KTVB.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 9 at 3:10 AM

BOISE -- The first significant snowfall of 2014 in the Boise area is making for a tough morning commute.

Only a few inches of snow fell throughout the Treasure Valley Wednesday morning, but a freezing rain mix contributed to the problems faced by area drivers.

More than a dozen slide-offs and small accidents have been reported throughout the Treasure Valley as of 6:30 a.m.

At least one injury crash was reported near the Flying Wye and Franklin Road ramp around 7 a.m.

Idaho State Police report slick conditions on I-84 from the Garrity Boulevard area in Nampa through Boise.

See our network of LIVE traffic cams here.

ONE SCHOOL REPORTS DELAY

Compass Charter School in Meridian is the only school reporting a two-hour delay, as of 6:30 a.m.

Motorists should take extra time this morning, clear windows and headlights from snow, and drive defensively.

Freeways speeds were only about 45 mph through much of the early morning.

Check KTVB's weather page for current updates.

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