BOISE, Idaho (KTVB) -- There has been a lot of talks about a low water season, but this year's avalanche season was one for the record books. Despite 230 inches of snow, state Highway 21 in the 12-mile "Avalanche Alley" section was closed less than 9 days this year.

The Idaho Transportation Department says it's only the second time in history the road has been closed fewer than 10 days for the entire avalanche season. That helped save the department thousands of dollars in clean-up costs and closures.