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State highways still reeling from winter storm

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho's network of highways has yet to fully recover from the winter storm that battered the state earlier this week.




Idaho highway officials on Wednesday have either maintained closures or issued travel warnings on most of the state's highway system.




The Idaho Transportation Department has closed sections of 11 state highways, along with portions of U.S. Highways 20 and 30 and parts of the interstate system in eastern Idaho -- all on one of the busiest travel days of the year.




The storm brought wet snow, strong winds and cold temperatures, conditions that left highways slick, icy or blocked by snow drifts.




The freezing temperatures and hazardous driving conditions has prompted many schools across the state to shut down for the second straight day, including schools in Coeur d'Alene, Jerome and Buhl.




Copyright 2010 The AP.



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