Sunday, March 18, 2012

More Rain, River Rising

Posted By on Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Highway 55 near McCall was back open to two lanes Sunday but law enforcement is keeping a close eye on the weather. A solid week of heavy rain flooded miles of farmland in Boise and Valley counties, spilling onto the roadway and forcing authorities to close down stretches of the north-south thoroughfare.

Meanwhile, sandbags remain in place along streets and outside of homes and businesses in the Adams County community of New Meadows.

The National Weather Service has posted a hazardous weather outlook for southwest and west-central Idaho. Winter driving conditions have been reported near mountains and foothills above 3,000 feet.

In the Treasure Valley, more than one-third of an inch of rain fell Saturday and all eyes are on the Boise River, which was running a 8.13 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage is 10 feet.

Boise River spills over some banks near Boises Ann Morrison Park
  • Boise River spills over some banks near Boise's Ann Morrison Park.

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