Canyon County drivers fare well with tough road conditions
NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) -- No major crashes were reported in Canyon County Friday morning, although snow blanketed many roads. Canyon County dispatchers only got one report of a non-injury car crash, which happened after the morning commute, at 9 a.m.
Idaho State Police also said their morning was slower than expected. Troopers responded to minor slide-offs and collisions throughout the morning, but said none resulted with major injuries.
There were a few minor crashes along the interstate and traffic was slow moving for morning commuters. But, many drivers I talked to said the roads weren't as bad as they thought they were going to be and just took it slow.
Two men I talked to were especially excited the snow accumulation wasn't as bad as many thought it was going to be. Zach Butler and his co-worker were clearing off 66 cars in the Bronco Motors Infinity car lot in Nampa.
It was an interesting sight, watching Butler clear the snow off all the cars in nice shoes and dress pants. Butler is the sales manager at the car lot, doing the work himself, with his sales co-worker, instead of hiring someone else to do it.
"It's good to take ownership if your automobiles and take pride in the ownership," said Butler.
Idaho Transportation Department had crews working through the night and morning clearing mostly main roads. Many drivers said roads were still slick, but they just drove cautiously.
"I put it in four wheel drive and it seemed to be fine," said Rick Bale, a Nampa resident.
Others said side streets were worse than main roads, but didn't have any major issues.
"My drive was slick, I just slowed it down; ten and two, you know you got to be careful out here," said Roberto Coronado.