Expect snow-covered, slick roads on Wednesday morning commute


    Expect snow-covered, slick roads on Wednesday morning commute. (CBS 2 Staff photos)

    A burst of snow moved through parts of the Treasure Valley overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, bringing the snow-covered and slick roads for the morning commute.

    Snow amounts have varied across the valley, with more being reported in Ada County compared to Canyon County. As of 5 a.m., meteorologist Nate Larsen recorded 1.5 inches of snow in downtown Boise, while the Caldwell Airport had recorded .04" of precipitation, which translates to about a quarter of an inch of snow.

    Expect snow-covered, slick roads on Wednesday morning commute. (CBS 2 Staff photos)

    Road crews are out with plows and trucks dumping magnesium chloride on the roads, but arterial streets off will likely be slick and/or snow-covered, especially in Ada County. Ada County dispatchers reported at least six crashes as of 5:30 a.m., well ahead of the typical commute build-up. CBS 2 News reporter Sophia Doumani is reporting just wet, possibly slick conditions in Canyon County, where there isn't much snow accumulation.

    Despite the snow and road conditions, several Treasure Valley school districts have already notified CBS 2 News that school will be in session today. The Boise and West Ada School Districts are both open, as are Kuna schools. Bishop Kelly High School in Boise is running on a 90-minute delay.

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    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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