Dozens of Collisions, Spin-Offs Plague Treasure Valley Roadways 

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Treasure Valley emergency responders have had a busy Thursday, beginning with dozens of car accidents and spin-offs on area roadways. The Ada County Sheriff's Office reported it had responded to at least 46 incidents by mid-morning, nearly all of them due to "black ice" and freezing rain on area roads. At least 11 of the wrecks involved injuries.

One of the biggest pile-ups was reported on Idaho Highway 44 near Eagle Road, where at least 20 vehicles suffered fender-benders. A section of the road was shut down until late morning.

The Boise office of the National Weather Service is forecasting more rain/snow for Thursday night and Friday morning, with a light warming trend during daytime hours but still hovering near the freezing mark through the night. Additionally, the NWS has posted a wind advisory in effect until late Thursday, with Treasure Valley winds expected to gust up to 50 mph.

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