The Wednesday morning rush hour was challenged by more weather-related problems. Idaho State Police pointed to a major water hazard on Interstate 84 near the Ten Mile exit and the Ada County Highway District shut down portions of heavily traveled Warm Springs Avenue due to rock slides. ACHD officials said several large rocks had broken loose from the Warm Springs Mesa, forcing the shutdown of Warm Springs between Starcrest Drive and East Parsnip Peak Drive. They also closed Starview between Warm Springs and South Mill Point Lane. Traffic was rerouted to Parckcenter Boulevard until further notice.
The Idaho Transportation Department announced mid-morning that it would be shutting down a stretch of I84, between Nampa and Caldwell, due to an abundance of potholes on the interstate. Emergency road repairs concentrated on the westbound lanes of I84, between exit 35 in Nampa continuing to the Franklin exit in Caldwell.
Water is causing a hazard near the Ten Mile Exit on I 84 please use caution. #SlowDown— Idaho State Police- (@ISPCVS) January 10, 2017
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service Office in Boise has posted a flood advisory for sections of Ada, Gem and Payette counties and all of Canyon County until 9 p.m. More rain showers are expected Wednesday afternoon. A mix of sun and clouds is expected Thursday, but temperatures are expected to drop below freezing—once more turning many of the region's wet surfaces to ice. Forecasters say sub-freezing temperatures will continue to grip the region into the weekend.
- National Weather Service
- Forecast for Boise Jan. 11 through Jan. 14.