Montana Highway Patrol keeping Busy As Storms Move Through



The Montana Highway Patrol incident log has shown four crash reports so far for today in Beaverhead County. The first call came in at 6:03 A.M., this morning involving a crash with injuries on Stone Creek Road. At 9:43 A.M., a slide off was reported on I-15 MM40, followed by another slide off report at 11:40 A.M. on I-15 MM 54. As we are compiling this story a slide off on highway 41 near the airport has been reported.

Traffic cameras in the area show poor road conditions along with low visibility. If you do need to travel you can check road conditions on 511mt.net.


Weather Alert Special Weather Statement issued April 12 at 2:05PM MDT by NWS GreatFalls ...Locally heavy snow showers continue this afternoon... Widespread snow showers have developed across the area this afternoon as cold air continues to work into the area. While these snow showers will mostly be over the mountains, some will move over the valleys from time to time. These snow showers will bring rapid drops in visibility to around 1/4 mile as they pass through, along with a quick coating of snow on all surfaces, including roadways. In addition, gusty winds will result in blowing of the fresh snowpack, creating additional reductions in visibility. Those traveling this afternoon should be alert for rapid changes in visibility and road conditions, especially over the passes.






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