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Snowfall records fall in northwest Montana

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MISSOULA - As we near the end of February we are seeing record-breaking snow in North West Montana.

The National Weather Service reports the folks in East Glacier have seen 234.5" of snowfall this season surpassing the 30-year average by more than 80" The NWS says, 70 of those inches fell within the month of February.

Meanwhile this season Great Falls has seen more than 72" of snowfall, with just under half of that number fell this month alone.  NWS meteorologist Luke Robinson said though snow isn't remotely unusual for Montana's harsh winds and slick roads are cause for concern.

“When you’re driving on those wide open roads like they are East of glacier you won’t know if you’re on the road or off the road and you can really get yourself in trouble. So currently it’s really the visibility that’s causing the major issues,” said Robinson.

The NWS encourages people living in these areas to check the weather service warnings and listen to the advice or your local law enforcement when it comes to choosing whether or not you venture out of your homes.

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