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Pushing Winter Around

A series of recent winter storms have kept regional maintenance crews busy – including pictured here Dec. 30 in Grangeville — in keeping roads clear of snow. High winds causing snow drifts last Tuesday, Dec. 27, resulted in closure for several hours of U.S. Highway 95 between Grangeville and Craigmont. Two days later, Dec. 29, traffic had a hard time staying on U.S. 95 on the White Bird Grade — gusts reach around 70 mph on the pass — and just east of Grangeville due to high winds and icy conditions. Between Dec. 26 to 30, the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office took report of 14 slideoffs and 12 vehicle accidents, of which two were injury crashes. Expect more snow fun as the National Weather Service Missoula office forecasts regional below-zero temperatures midweek, and another system of snow and a mix of winter precipitation late this weekend.

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A series of recent winter storms have kept regional maintenance crews busy – including pictured here Dec. 30 in Grangeville — in keeping roads clear of snow. High winds causing snow drifts last Tuesday, Dec. 27, resulted in closure for several hours of U.S. Highway 95 between Grangeville and Craigmont. Two days later, Dec. 29, traffic had a hard time staying on U.S. 95 on the White Bird Grade — gusts reach around 70 mph on the pass — and just east of Grangeville due to high winds and icy conditions. Between Dec. 26 to 30, the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office took report of 14 slideoffs and 12 vehicle accidents, of which two were injury crashes. Expect more snow fun as the National Weather Service Missoula office forecasts regional below-zero temperatures midweek, and another system of snow and a mix of winter precipitation late this weekend.



A series of recent winter storms have kept regional maintenance crews busy – including pictured here Dec. 30 in Grangeville — in keeping roads clear of snow. High winds causing snow drifts last Tuesday, Dec. 27, resulted in closure for several hours of U.S. Highway 95 between Grangeville and Craigmont. Two days later, Dec. 29, traffic had a hard time staying on U.S. 95 on the White Bird Grade — gusts reach around 70 mph on the pass — and just east of Grangeville due to high winds and icy conditions. Between Dec. 26 to 30, the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office took report of 14 slideoffs and 12 vehicle accidents, of which two were injury crashes. Expect more snow fun as the National Weather Service Missoula office forecasts regional below-zero temperatures midweek, and another system of snow and a mix of winter precipitation late this weekend.



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