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Slick road conditions, several crashes reported across western Montana

Officials advise drivers to slow down
Posted at 5:42 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 11:04:39-05

As the next storm system moves through, road conditions continue to deteriorate.

The Montana Highway Patrol has noted several crashes with many along Interstate 90 in Mineral County.

The Superior Volunteer Fire Department reports they have responded to a couple rollovers, a jackknifed van and trailer, and some slides and collisions.

Fire officials say the conditions are slick and advise drivers to slow down and use caution.

The Montana Department of Transportation indicates scattered snow and ice on I-90 west of Missoula with wet conditions on the interstate to the east near Clinton. Rogers Pass on Highway 200 is still listed as emergency travel only.

Roads near Lolo and Hamilton are marked as "dry/mostly dry" as well as many highways in the Mission and Flathead valleys.

In north-central Montana, several roads on the Rocky Mountain Front are closed due to severe conditions with blowing and drifting snow.

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for the Front until 5 a.m. Thursday, but then turns into a Winter Storm Warning until 11 p.m.

The STORMTracker Weather Team is tracking light snow chances in Missoula Thursday morning, however, travel will continue to be impacted across many parts of Montana.