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Snow causes problems but also contributes to fun in Boise

Posted at 1:48 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 15:48:30-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Treasure Valley is experiencing the biggest snowstorm of the year and the snow just keeps piling up.

As of 11:00 a.m., the Idaho State Police has reported 13 crashes and 38 slide-offs on the interstate from Oregon to Mountain Home.

The roads have been slick and I also saw several crashes on Bogus Basin Road on Friday night.

Drivers need to be aware of winter conditions and drive slowly to ensure the safety of all motorists on the road.

The wet heavy snow has also been a problem for trees as Climbing Sammy's Tree Service reported branches breaking and trees falling over.

Near Vista, a tree branch fell on a truck breaking a tail light and the owner spent the day removing the limbs.

“We are seeing trees laying around the valley right now," said Sam Mortenson. "People might want to go out and buy a pole saw, go out there and shake the snow off the tree so limbs don't break off.”

But it wasn't all doom and gloom out there as we witnessed people working together to clear sidewalks.

Families were also out in force sledding at Camel's Back Park and we even ran into some big kids.

The Boise State football team took advantage of the snow for a team-building exercise and for some of the players it was their first experience in the snow.

"It's just a great time for everybody to have some fun and do some things some of us have never done before," said Kekaula Kaniho who is originally from Hawaii.