Snowflakes mark first sign of winter in valley

Snowflakes mark first sign of winter in valley

Credit: Trudy Jackson

Trudy Jackson sent this photo of a snow covered lawn in Idaho City Friday.

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by Matt Standal

NWCN.com

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 1:56 AM

BOISE -- A light dusting of snow fell throughout the Treasure Valley around 5 a.m. Friday.

The few, fuzzy flurries melted about an hour later. Nonetheless, it marked the first memorable snowfall in the Treasure Valley this season.

According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office and the Idaho State Police, no weather related problems were reported on valley roadways. However, ISP did report snow on some area mountain roads.

Ada County reportedly sent four de-icing trucks to area bridges.

Folks in Boise County reported a light dusting of snow with no problems on lower elevation roads. Tom Secor with Tom's Service in Idaho City said traffic was slowing on parts of Hwy. 21. Secor also said nearby road construction workers had elected to take the morning off due to the snow.

"The grass is white, the sidewalk is white, and the trucks are covered," Secor said.  

Trudy Jackson with Trudy's Kitchen in Idaho City said snowflakes continued to fall into mid morning Friday, but described the snowfall as "just a skiff."

Idaho Transportation Dept. spokesman Reed Hollinshead says state road crews didn't report any major problems due to snow on Friday.

However, Hollinshead said the snow means its time for local drivers to get prepared for winter driving conditions.

"They should be on alert because those conditions could be upon us at any moment," Hollinshead said.

The snow and rain mix is expected to continue throughout Friday in the valley.

A mix of sunshine, clouds, and lower temperatures is expected on Saturday and Sunday.

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