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  • New Flathead Valley snow causes multiple minor accidents

    February 29, 2012 5:45 PM

    KALISPELL- The new fallen snow Tuesday night led to drivers getting a little out of control on the roads Wednesday morning. 911 Dispatch says they handled a few calls related to car crashes all over the valley. There was a vehicle slide off on Highway 2 and there... more »
  • Slick roads lead to multiple Flathead accidents

    January 11, 2012 6:41 PM

    Snow showers Tuesday night led to more accidents on Flathead Valley roads. A drop in temperature turned the moisture on the road into ice, which made for slick conditions. Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) reports there were 15 car accidents and slide-offs in the Flathead, between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.... more »
  • ID rescue crews save man from trunk of sunken car

    July 17, 2011 11:22 PM

    OLDTOWN, ID- A 20-year old Idaho man is lucky to be alive after his car ran into a river and he managed to find an air pocket in the trunk as the vehicle sank. Idaho State Police say the accident happened Saturday near Oldtown, which is along the Priest... more »
  • Report shows 150% jump in ATV injuries to children

    May 24, 2011 8:11 AM

    BOZEMAN- A new national report on ATV accidents shows a 150% increase in injuries to children younger than 18 between 1997 and 2006. "In the last year we've had over 20 deaths in Montana due to ATVs," said Montana Ag Safety Program State Coordinator Gene Surber. Which is... more »
  • Poor roads keep MHP in north-central Montana

    February 27, 2011 9:55 AM

    GREAT FALLS - The Montana Highway Patrol reported a large load of accidents Saturday on because of the poor weather conditions which were hitting the area. Trooper David Griffenberg says Montana Highway 87 north of Great Falls near mile marker 5 was closed for about an hour due to... more »
  • New snow coating the Flathead

    February 4, 2011 4:34 PM

    KALISPELL - The new snowfall in the Flathead Valley didn't translate into more accidents on the roadways. Despite the overnight snowfall, the roads were looking pretty clear on Friday afternoon and Kalispell hadn't seen any heavy traffic jams. Flathead County dispatchers report that there were just two weather-related... more »
  • Winter weather keeps Flathead police busy

    January 31, 2011 3:07 PM

    KALISPELL - The sun may be shining in the Flathead Valley now, but the wind is creating colder temperatures than it looks like outside. After this weekend's snow storm, the sun came out to play, but the colder temperatures took a nose dive along with wind, creating some icy... more »
  • Crashes near Drummond send 10 to hospital

    January 30, 2011 10:38 PM

    MISSOULA - The Montana Highway Patrol reports that a string of accidents on Interstate 90 just a few miles west of Drummond is one of the worst they've ever seen. While no one was killed in the crashes, authorities tell us that 10 people were taken to Missoula's St.... more »
  • MHP responds to 100+ crashes across region Friday

    November 20, 2010 2:30 PM

    BILLINGS - Treacherous driving conditions stretched from Miles City to Bozeman Friday as a severe winter storm brought rain, snow, wind and freezing temperatures to parts of eastern and central Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol said in its preliminary report Friday night, that between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.... more »
  • Icy weather spawns Southwest Montana crashes

    November 19, 2010 7:41 PM

    BOZEMAN - The police scanners were crackling with reports of accidents, mostly on I-90 west of Bozeman as icy weather and high winds moved into the area Friday evening. The number of rollover accidents, including at least a few with injuries, were too numerous to count, although several were... more »
  • Missoula seeing fewer vehicle v. bike crashes

    October 31, 2010 7:42 PM

    MISSOULA - Local police report that the number of bicycle versus car accidents in Missoula has fallen by over 50% in the last three years. Missoula Greg Amundsen says that in 2008 there were 62 bicyclists involved in an accident with a vehicle, then in 2009, that number dropped... more »
  • Vehicle-Wildlife collisions occur all too often

    April 23, 2010 6:32 PM

    HELENA - Automobile collisions with wildlife are common in Montana and could be considered a form of health or life insurance to learn to watch for wildlife while driving Montana's highways, secondary roads, and city streets. Preventative action avoids a ton of paperwork and requires no fee. All you... more »
  • Man falls off Billings Rims

    March 15, 2010 8:04 AM

    BILLINGS - A man was hospitalized after falling off the Rimrocks, late Sunday afternoon, near Zimmerman Park. According to the Billings Fire Department, a man was rappelling when he slipped and fell more than 40 feet. Three engine companies and a rescue crew responded to the scene. It took... more »
  • 6 die in Western Montana accidents

    March 8, 2010 10:58 AM

    MISSOULA - It was a deadly weekend in Western Montana as six people were killed in three separate accidents. Four people died on Saturday evening when a 17-year-old fell asleep at the wheel near Libby, woke up and then over-corrected, slamming into a mini-van near Happy's Inn on U.S.... more »
  • Icy roads keep Billings emergency crews busy

    February 4, 2010 1:32 PM

    BILLINGS - Law enforcement and rescue crews in and around Billings have been busy Thursday morning responding to a number of slide offs and crashes. The poor driving conditions are being caused in part by limited visibility and the snow packed and icy roadways. Play Video One... more »
  • Crashes reported in Missoula, Ravalli counties

    January 23, 2010 7:53 PM

    A two vehicle crash on the top of Evaro Hill sent two people to the hospital and stalled traffic for awhile on Saturday afternoon. The accident happened just after 2 o'clock on U.S. Highway 93 North and the Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the crash which involved a Jeep... more »
  • Western MT weather causes morning mess

    January 12, 2010 7:55 AM

    Icy roads kept the Montana Highway Patrol busy all morning with 13 crashes on I-90 between the Wye and Huson on Tuesday morning. Click here to watch the RAW VIDEO of the Frenchtown accident scene. One of the more significant crashes happened just before 4 o'clock at mile... more »

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