Thursday, January 9, 2014

Fog Triggers Bad Wreck, Closing Portion of I-84

Posted By on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Icy patches on roadways, combined with pockets of thick fog, made treacherous driving conditions across the Treasure Valley Thursday morning.

The worst of it shut down portions of westbound Interstate 84 near Ten Mile Road, where a semi and several cars had piled up. A logging truck jackknifed, sending some of its logs spilling onto the road and on top of other vehicles. Firefighters needed to use the jaws of life to extricate passengers from some of the vehicles. A number of people were taken to area hospitals.


Additionally, crashes closed down sections of McMillan Road in both directions near Linder and Meridian roads, and Five Mile Road near Amity and Lake Hazel roads.

The National Weather Service office in Boise says more snow is likely late Thursday night and Friday, with the snow changing to freezing rain on Friday. A mix of rain and snow is forecast throughout the coming weekend.

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