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Friday, January 10, 2014
ACHD crews treat roads for Friday's commute

Deicer and sander trucks rolled before 4 a.m. this morning, treating hilly roads, intersections, bridges and other areas that had become icy overnight.

Although most major roadways remained passable, key spots needed treatment after near-freezing temperatures created trouble areas. Focus locations this morning include the Boise Foothills near Table Rock and Seamans Gulch roads, the north side of State Street and intersections where ice and snow remain from earlier in the week.

Crews are primarily using the deicer, magnesium chloride, because the temperature is expected to hit freezing just as the majority of drivers hit the road.

"For the most part, the main thoroughfares are looking good," said Clint Heckenlively, an ACHD crew supervisor. "If the temperatures drop, we could have some issues, so the mag will keep those from icing up."

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