Friday, November 28, 2014

Frigid, Slippery Weather Conditions Returning Saturday Night, Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Yes, federal, Idaho, Ada County and city of Boise offices are open today. The Boise Public Library is open today.

Allied Waste has delayed trash collection by one day for the rest of the week.

ValleyRide buses are running.

The U.S. Post Office is delivering mail.

Banks are open.

And oh yes, apparently there are a few sales at the mall.

But now, all eyes are on the weather forecast, particularly Saturday and Sunday, and things might get difficult. The National Weather Service Office in Boise reports that a cold front moving through this Saturday, Nov. 29, will plunge temperatures, and lingering snow showers along mountain passes could make travel challenging. Also, NWS reports "the potential exists for black ice to develop with such a quick and drastic drop in temperatures. Make sure you have an emergency kit in your car, just in case."

AAA Idaho estimates that nearly 237,000 Idahoans are hitting the skyways and byways this holiday week, traveling 50 miles or more from home. The overwhelming majority—approximately 204,000—are motor vehicle drivers or passengers.

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