Snowstorm to hit eastern Idaho Saturday


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Nate Eaton,

IDAHO FALLS — A winter storm is headed toward eastern Idaho this weekend.

The National Weather Service reports at least 1 to 3 inches of snow are predicted across all of eastern Idaho starting Saturday.

Although the snow accumulations are relatively light, difficult travel conditions are expected due to blowing and drifting snow. Visibility is also expected to be reduced.

Higher elevations areas, such as Fremont, Teton, Clark, Caribou, Franklin and Oneida counties, may see between 4 to 8 inches of snow, particularly in the mountain passes.

Travelers heading west to Boise should be aware the area is under a winter storm watch starting Friday though Saturday.

A winter storm advisory also has been issued in northern Utah.

Light snow is already falling in many parts of eastern Idaho. The following highways are listed as in difficult or fair condition as of 11 a.m. Friday:

  • Interstate 15 between Dubois and the Montana border
  • Idaho Highway 22 between Dubois and Howe
  • U.S. Highway 20 between Chester and the Montana border
  • U.S. Highway 87 between Henrys Lake and the Montana border
  • Idaho Highway 47 between Ashton and Warm River
  • Idaho Highway 32 between Ashton and Tetonia
  • Idaho Highway 34 between Thatcher and the Wyoming border
  • U.S. Highway 30 between Lava Hot Springs and Georgetown
  • U.S. Highway 91 between Downey and the Utah border
  • Idaho Highway 38 between Holbrook and Malad
  • 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