Multiple school districts cancel classes; 4 highways closed
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DRIGGS — The following school districts have canceled classes Monday, Jan. 7 due to blowing and drifting snow or other severe weather conditions.
- Madison School District 321
- Fremont School District 215
- Sugar-Salem Joint School District 322
- Teton School District 401
- Grace School District 148
- North Gem School District 149
- West Jefferson School District 253
- Ririe School District 252
- Clark County School District 161
- Marsh Valley School District 21
- Soda Springs Joint School District 150
- Onieda School District 351
- Butte County School District 111
- Roberts Elementary School in Jefferson School District 251 is closed. All other schools in Jefferson School District 251 will remain open.
A school board work meeting will still be held as scheduled at 9 a.m. in West Jefferson School District 253. Additionally, a school board meeting from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. will still happen today at the district office on 455 N. Main Street in Driggs.
Snow and strong wind will stay in eastern Idaho for most of the day. A winter storm warning is in effect until 5 p.m. in the following counties: Clark, Fremont, Teton, western Bonneville, western Bingham, Bannock, Franklin, Oneida, Caribou and Power.
These areas will see between 2 to 5 inches of snow with localized amounts of up to 10 inches. High wind speeds of between 40 mph to 50 mph are also expected, which is causing blowing and drifting snow, especially at higher elevations.
A lesser winter weather advisory is in effect for everyone else including: Bingham, Bonneville, Madison, Jefferson, Lemhi and Butte counties. One to 2 inches of snow are expected with gusting winds between 35 mph to 55 mph depending on the area. This advisory expires at 11 a.m. Monday.
The following highways are closed due to blowing and drifting snow:
- Idaho High 33 between Newdale to Tetonia.
- Idaho Highway 32 between Ashton to Tetonia
- Idaho Highway 38 between Holbrook and Malad City
- Idaho Highway 47 between Ashton and Warm River
Difficult and snow conditions are noted on nearly every highways system in eastern Idaho this morning due to blowing and drifting snow or ice on roadways. Drivers should use caution on the roads.