Crews plan to work on roads through night; Drivers tell of near misses
Franco Vuittonet braved Boise’s crowded, snowy back roads Monday to shop for groceries. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Franco Vuittonet braved Boise’s crowded, snowy back roads Monday to shop for groceries.
“Kind of crazy,” he said.
Of the more than 2,200 miles of roadway the Ada County Highway District maintains, Vuittonet seemed pretty confident he’d found no stretch plowed or treated any time recently.
“Had one lady almost slide into me,” he said.
Crews did treat roads with de-icer before the morning commute, then switched to sand and salt once snow began to accumulate and planned to keep every piece of maintenance equipment in use throughout the night, giving priority as always to hills, hospitals and schools.
“We can’t be everywhere at once so we hope people are patient with us,” ACHD spokeswoman Christine Myron said.
Vuittonet offered advice not for those caring for the roads but, instead, for those using them.
“Got to watch the brakeing,” he said. “Got to feather the brake, you know? Drive slow and don’t be in a hurry and if you can stay home, stay home.”