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Old 12-07-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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Does Boise salt the roads or plow when it snows? This is my second winter here and I've noticed you don't see many plow trucks or salt on the road either.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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I saw plows on Chinden and State Street when I lived there. Other than major roads you won't see a snow plow.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho
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There is some plowing, otherwise lots of sanding everywhere with ice melt. Our snow usually melts and clears up pretty quickly so other than major thoroughfares I don't think a lot of plowing is needed. Also, lots of parking lot plowing.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:27 PM
 
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ACHD puts magnesium chloride liquid (for anti-icing) on the roads before storms. They also sand some intersections but they don't use salt. ACHD doesn't maintain a huge fleet of plows because the area doesn't really warrant that level of investment. As a taxpayer, I support that choice even though the road conditions can be a little dicier as a result.

I think Canyon County uses a lot more sand than Ada County, but otherwise I'm not sure what they do there.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Mountain Home, ID
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They plow and/or treat the major roads. I live on the west side, and Fairview, Milwaukee, Franklin, Eagle and even Emerald all got cleared fairly quickly.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Meridian, ID
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I work for ACHD and run a plow. We try to sand and mag every stop sign. We start with major intersections then work out way down to secondaries. We plow roads that have room on the shoulder for snow. Mostly rural areas. We do what we can with what we have. When we get a storm we usually run 24hrs 2 crews 12 on 12 off. A crew is always on call in the winter just Incase a storm blows in. Hope this helps.
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