Gusty winds later today expected to cause drifting, possible closures on US-95

Snow blows south of Cottonwood on US-95

Drivers should be prepared for drifting and blowing snow on US-95 as the National Weather Service predicts a hazardous combination of snow and wind for the weekend.

“Snow is predicted for all of North Central Idaho, but on the Camas Prairie especially winds could cause drifting from Cottonwood to White Bird Hill,” Foreman Dave Fraser said. “We are keeping a close eye on conditions but would like to warn drivers of low visibility and possible road closures.”

Gusts could exceed 30 mph. If visibility becomes poor, highways could close until conditions improve. Drivers should visit or download the 511 app to keep track of road conditions or closures.

Road closures are also reported on ITD’s Twitter.

Chains are not recommended for White Bird Hill at this time.