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Drivers asked to use caution on slick roads

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IDAHO FALLS — Multiple slide-offs and minor crashes have occurred Thursday morning due to slick roads and hazardous driving conditions.

There have been no reported road or highway closures as of 7:30 a.m. but officials ask all drivers to use caution.

Bonneville Joint School District 93 canceled school buses from driving to the Camore Loma, Blackhawk, Panorama and Founders Pointe neighborhoods in Ammon due to slick roads. Parents were asked to find alternative transportation to get their children to school.

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Several schools were canceled across eastern Idaho due to the winter weather.

A large storm system began bearing down on eastern Idaho Wednesday night and will continue until late Thursday or early Friday, depending on your area.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the higher elevation areas of the following counties: Fremont, Clark, Teton, Madison, Bonneville, Caribou, Franklin and Oneida. This includes most of the mountain passes along the Montana and Wyoming borders.

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Heavy snow and wind are expected in those regions, which will create blowing and drifting snow. Between 8 to 12 inches of snow may fall between Wednesday night and Friday morning. These warnings expire Friday morning.

The rest of eastern Idaho is under a winter weather advisory and can expect a mix of freezing rain and snow, which will affect the following communities: Preston, Montpelier, Soda Springs, Henry, Bone, Ashton and Driggs. Between 4 to 8 inches of snow is possible with wind gusting up to 40 mph.

These warnings and advisories expire Friday morning.

Stay with EastIdahoNews.com for updates.

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