Freezing fog and low visibility during the morning commute led to a massive pileup along I-84 near Boise, Idaho, Thursday morning.
The crash happened a mere 11 miles east of the city in Meridian, as emergency crews were responding to an earlier accident along the highway, according to the Associated Press.
More than 40 cars were involved in the wreck and at least 10 people were injured as a result.
Prior to the pileup, the area received some early-morning snowfall, which made for slippery and wet road conditions.
At the time of the incident, temperatures were around freezing, as fog encompassed the region.
"Visibilities were low, below one quarter of a mile for approximately an hour," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.
While investigations are still ongoing, the interstate was reopened around 2 p.m. MDT, according to an Associated Press article.
Despite the recent cold and wintry weather in the area, the region is in for a dramatic warmup this weekend.
"It will turn milder through the weekend," Edwards said. "The area may see temperatures close to 50 degrees on Saturday and nighttime lows above freezing."
Warmer air will build from California to Washington on Monday and Tuesday raising temperatures to near-record levels.
Waves of arctic air invading the eastern half of the United States this week will culminate with the coldest weather of the season so far for some areas by the second weekend of February.
The new week will bring more opportunities for snow to create slick travel in the northeastern United States, starting with a winter storm set to sideswipe New England on Monday.
As the first of several waves of arctic air sweep southeastward across the Midwest, just enough snow will occur to cause slippery travel over a broad area into Monday.
Cold and snow showers are in store for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday but should not significantly impact voter turnout.
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