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Winter storm to hit eastern Idaho this weekend


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IDAHO FALLS — A strong winter storm moving across the Rocky Mountains is expected to bring moderate to heavy snow and strong wind to parts of eastern Idaho on Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS officials say light snow showers may begin as early as Friday night, but the most significant wind and snow are expected Saturday night and into Sunday.

Two to 4 inches of snow is expected along the Interstate 86 and Interstate 15 corridors impacting American Falls,
Pocatello, Blackfoot and Idaho Falls.

Four to 8 inches of snow is expected in the areas surrounding Arco, Mackay, Mud Lake, the Caribou Highlands, the Bear Lake region and Swan Valley. Higher elevation areas such as the Teton Valley, the Snake River Highlands, or near Island Park might see between 6 and 12 inches of snow.

Officials say the combination of falling, blowing and drifting snow may lead to difficult travel conditions across the region due to snow covered roads and reduced visibility.

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For the latest road conditions visit 511 Idaho.