InfoCenter: Idaho Road Conditions
Check Idaho Road Conditions, Reports,
Travel wisely - check Idaho road
conditions, road closures, weather, web cameras and road reports all
from right here. It is always a good idea to check road reports prior to traveling on Idaho roads - especially during
winter. This is Idaho
after all, inclement weather and poor driving conditions can develop
out of nowhere. The most common backcountry road conditions during
inclement weather in Idaho are typically low visibility, icy roads
and/or rockfall (rocks on the road). Avalanches are not very common,
but have been known to occur in the Banner Summit area along state
highway 21 late winter/early spring.
Idaho Road and Travel Tips
- You can use studded tires on Idaho
roads from October 1st – April 30th. Driving with studded tires at
other times carries a $67 fine.
- From November 15th - April 30th in
Idaho, parking at any of
Idaho's 17 Park N' Ski areas requires a valid permit. Idaho
Park N' Ski permits are also honored at
Oregon's 100+ Sno-Parks.
- Turning on your low-beam
headlights during the daytime in the winter months and during low
natural light conditions can help make your vehicle more visible
on the road.
- Keep your car headlights clean and
bright by getting in the habit of wiping off your lights when
- For the most accurate readings,
check your oil when your engine is cold and your antifreeze when
your engine is hot.
- Keep tools, spare tire/in a can,
flashlights, atlas, maps, blankets, extra food, water and clothing
in your vehicle at all times.
- Make sure the tires on your
vehicle are properly inflated by testing them regularly with a
- Bridges and overpasses are the
most dangerous parts of the road in the winter because they are
the first to freeze and the last to thaw.
Idaho Road and Travel Resources
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