daho State Police reported 19 slideoffs Friday, compared to 51 on Thursday. Other accident numbers were similar to Thursday's numbers, with two hit-and-run crashes and six property-damage crashes reported by ISP each day. One injury crash was reported Friday compared to two on Thursday, according to a news release.
Also in the news release, ISP thanked people who have stayed off the roads since the record snow storm began Wednesday. ISP also offered the following tips for travelers this weekend and into next week:
- Be prepared to stay warm if you're stuck. "Response times have been pretty good for most areas, but the chances for an extended arrival time is possible in this weather," according to ISP.
- If you're stuck, keep your muffler pipe free of snow to keep carbon monoxide from entering the vehicle.
- Keep emergency supplies in your car like bottled water, blankets, gloves, flares, flashlights, batteries, a shovel, clothing and a first-aid kit.
For Idaho road reports, call 511 from a cell phone, 888-432-7623 from a landline or visit http://511.idaho.gov.