The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) came to the rescue of a fuel truck Wednesday morning, blocked by meters of fresh snow.
The crew cleared a path in the deep snow from Newdale to Tetonia and as you will see it in the following pictures, the walls were nearly as tall as the tanker. OMG!
Last spring, Idaho was hammered by the floods. And if the winter continues like that, spring flooding may become even more destructive in 2020. Yes, look at those amazing pictures of a fuel truck, needing to make a delivery in Teton Valley, and blocked by huge walls of snow on Highway 33 in Madison County.
For the broad picture, there are currently 4 eastern Idaho highways that will remain closed Wednesday morning because of blowing and drifting snow.
The following roads are closed as of Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 5 a.m.:
- Interstate 15 between Idaho Falls and Roberts
- U.S. Highway 26 between Ririe and Swan Valley
- Idaho Highway 32 from Ashton to Tetonia
- Idaho Highway 33 from Newdale to Tetonia
Most of these roads have now been closed since Sunday. But it’s not clear when the highways will reopen.
As shown in the following tweets, Idaho is getting slammed by snow right now:
Lots of roads still CLOSED this morning across East Idaho https://t.co/RHD4rg8ERc— Chris Bruin (@TWCChrisBruin) January 15, 2020
Very COLD air across the Treasure Valley this morning and all of Idaho for that matter https://t.co/ojGrPQqS3m— Chris Bruin (@TWCChrisBruin) January 15, 2020
And look at this next storm system currently developing off the West Coast early this morning. Wind, rain and of course snow will be in store for North California later today into early Friday.
Satellite imagery shows a strong storm developing off the West Coast early this morning. This system will bring a variety of inclement weather to #NorCal later today into early Friday. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/kwsuAuplSe— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) January 15, 2020