POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning motorists to be cautious this weekend as a winter storm is expected to bring several inches of snow across parts of Idaho. The weather service in Pocatello yesterday issued a winter storm warning for moderate snow in eastern Idaho. The service also says gusts may create hazardous conditions.
HANSEN, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say two people were killed in a crash involving a car and an Idaho Department of Transportation snowplow on U.S. 30 in Hansen. Police say the driver and front-seat passenger in a Honda Accord died Friday afternoon. Another passenger in that car was flown to a Boise hospital. State police say the driver of the car stopped at a stop sign, then pulled in front of a snowplow.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The public can now have its say on a proposed line to carry electricity from the Columbia River region across eastern Oregon to western Idaho. Idaho Power is seeking approval for the 500-kilovolt line, which would run 305 miles from Boardman, Oregon, to a substation near Melba, in southwest Idaho. Idaho Power says the line will reduce constraints on the regional transmission system.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service proposes to keep three areas southeast of Yellowstone off-limits to motorized vehicles and mountain bikes. The proposal comes as forest officials work on the latest management plan for the Shoshone National Forest. More than half of the forest is designated wilderness. The new forest plan proposes no new wilderness designations.
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