Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Avalanche warning for North Idaho

| January 7, 2022 1:50 PM

The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center issued an avalanche warning for North Idaho on Friday that will remain in effect until Saturday morning.

Heavy snow and rising temperatures combined with wind created areas of unstable snow that resulted in "very dangerous avalanche conditions," a press release said.

Several avalanches closed Lookout Pass Friday morning, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.

Heavy snow was falling and there was slush and ice on Interstate 90, forcing many drivers to the roadside.

All westbound traffic was being diverted to St Regis, Mont., due to multiple avalanches between mile markers seven and 10 on Interstate 90.

According to the National Weather Service, it should be partly sunny this weekend, with highs in the mid-30s and lows in the 20s.

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