Multiple Slide-offs and Accidents on Magic Valley Roads
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-Magic Valley authorities are asking people to stay home if they can as roads have become difficult to travel on. According Sgt. Ken Mencl with the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, people are encouraged to stay home today as deputies are dealing with multiple slide-offs and accidents this morning. Deputies have also had difficulty responding to calls and have gotten stuck themselves. Sgt. Mencl said there was a crash involving another motorists and snow plow in the Buhl area. Go to 511.idaho.gov for the latest road information. Sgt. Keith Thompson with Idaho State Police said earlier this morning troopers have had to deal with multiple slide-offs across the Magic Valley. Authorities say if you must travel, slow down and leave extra space to stop. Nearly all roads in the valley are covered in snow and ice. 511 Idaho is reporting that U.S. Highway 30 between Kimberly and Burley is still closed, since last night. U.S. Highway 93 from Carey to Arco is also closed. ISP said if conditions worsen throughout the day, meaning if they are overwhelmed with crashes and slide-offs, Interstate 84 headed south to Utah could be closed again. The U.S. National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of the Magic Valley and Southern Idaho until 8 p.m. tonight. Some areas could see up to four inches of new snow. Winds gusts could increase to 35 mph creating blowing and drifting snow making it more difficult to drive in.