Garden City - The National Weather Service reports that Ada County has been hit with a soon-to-be record storm event not seen since the mid-1980s - creating challenges for Ada County motorists as well as ACHD's snow response crews. The District would like the public to know the response plan:
1. ACHD is now and will continue to plow and treat all ACHD priority routes: arterial (big) roads/collectors (mid-size) roads, and major Intersections, overpasses and bridges, areas around hospitals/fire stations, railroad crossings, areas around schools, and streets with grades of 6 percent or more.
2. Next, ACHD will plow and treat all school bus priority routes
3. Next, ACHD will plow priority routes - those streets connecting to smaller neighborhood streets - within residential areas.
- Beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, January 6th
- Estimate to complete work is 24-48 hours
As of 10 a.m. today, the National Weather Service reported a foot of snow on the ground at its office, coming close to the 13 inches received during the December 2, 1985 snow event. With snow continuing to fall, meteorologists expect a 31-year-old record to be broken.
In response, ACHD has fielded its entire fleet of 58 pieces of equipment, which includes:
While ACHD is doing all that it can to maintain drivability on local streets, we join law enforcement in asking motorists to slow down, leave more follow distance between your vehicle and other traffic and expect it to take longer to get to destinations.