Winter weather advisory issued in eastern Idaho
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IDAHO FALLS — A storm is hitting eastern Idaho today leaving varying amounts of snow or rain throughout the region.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for areas above 5,500 feet until 8 p.m. Friday evening. Areas along the Wyoming and Montana borders will be hit the hardest as well mountain passes.
The following communities are included in the advisory: St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Henry, Soda Springs, Downey, Lava Hot Springs, and Montpelier.
Between 2 to 5 inches of wet, heavy snow is expected in these areas, which will create slippery road conditions and limit visibility.
Lesser amounts of snow or rain are in the forecast for low elevation areas throughout today. There is a continued chance for precipitation tonight.
Snowfall is already causing some difficult road conditions in Fremont, Teton, Clark, Lemhi and Caribou counties.
The following highways are listed as in difficult condition due to snow or ice on the roadway:
- U.S. Highway 20 between St. Anthony and the Montana border
- Idaho Highway 87 between Henry’s Lake and the Montana border
- Interstate 15 between Sage Junction and the Montana border
- Idaho Highway 28 between Terreton and Salmon
- Idaho Highway 29 between Leadore and the Montana border
- U.S. Highway 93 between Challis and the Montana border
- Idaho Highway 34 between Soda Springs and the Wyoming border