THE UPPER VALLEY — There are three highways with closures in the area this morning including state highways 32, 33 but meteorologists say the worst is behind us.
According to the Idaho Transportation website, the road is closed between state Highway 32, near Tetonia, and State Highway 33 — between Main Street, Newdale, and 700 North Road, near Tetonia — also is closed due to drifting snow and low visibility. And state Highway 47 — between U.S. Highway 20 near Ashton and 4350 East Road; 1900 North Road (one mile north of the Warm River area) is closed due to blowing and drifting snow on the roadway.
Greg Kaiser, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Pocatello, said the worst of the snow is over. He said the winter weather and storm advisories should end at 5 p.m. today.
Kaiser said there should be some sunshine on Wednesday and meteorologists are predicting one to three inches of snow on Thursday night and Friday morning. He said those numbers could climb in inches for areas higher in elevation.
Kaiser said that since Friday night, Southeast Idaho saw well over a foot of snow and more in some areas near the mountains. Lower elevation regions like Rexburg saw 6 to 12 inches of snow.
Kaiser said the large amount of snow and rapid winds was caused by a pattern of low pressure set over the Western United States. Strong winds and systems moved through the area one after another. He said the systems brought a lot of wind and moisture from the Pacific.