Springtime in Idaho offers different set of road maintenance challenges
As Idaho prepares to emerge from a historic winter that brought the most snow many areas had seen in decades, a new set of challenges face our road maintenance crews. Hillsides saturated by snow and rain can release rockslides given the slightest provocation. Moisture coming in on the top of existing snowpacks bring the threat of springtime avalanches. Suddenly higher temperatures lead to extensive melting, flood watches statewide and water-over-the-roadway concerns.
Here are a few photos of recent road activity in District 1 and District 2 that illustrate some of these challenges.
District 1 - Idaho State Highway 5
District 2 - U.S. 12