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Crash involving explosives closes Highway 212 in southeast Montana

Posted at 8:37 AM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 14:13:33-05

BROADUS – Highway 212 between Broadus and Alzada has been closed.

The Powder River County Sheriff’s Office states barricades have been placed to keep motorists out of the area and tickets are being issued for those who run the barricades.

“212 between Broadus and Alzada is CLOSED,” the agency states on Facebook. “We do not have any firm timeline for the road opening, but we do expect the clean up to last all morning and into the afternoon. Tickets are being written for those running the barricades, so please find an alternate route or postpone your travel plans. Thank you for your cooperation.”

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the closure is due to a crash involving several commercial vehicles, including one that was carrying explosives.

The patrol’s website reports an injury crash on Highway 212 at mile marker 106 was received by the agency at 914 p.m. Sunday and dispatched at 7:05 a.m. Monday.