Thousands of Treasure Valley parents had to execute "Plan B" this morning, when they woke to discover that most of the region's schools were closed after an overnight storm dumped a generous amount of snow on roads already coated with ice.
Officials in the Boise, Caldwell, Homedale, Marsing, Melba, Meridian, Middleton, Nampa, Notus, Parma, Valivue and Wilder school districts all canceled classes today, in addition to dozens of private schools.
City, county and state road crews have been working through the night to keep up with the snowstorm, but driving was tricky and often treacherous through this morning's rush hour.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the region through this morning, with up to eight inches of new snow in the mountains and up to three inches in the lower valleys.
The National Weather Service office in Boise calls for mostly cloudy skies tonight and Friday, with bitter cold coming into the region this weekend. The forecast calls for overnight lows in the single digits and daytime highs near 20 degrees through much of the upcoming weekend.