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Winter weather brings blizzard conditions to East Glacier

Posted at 9:23 AM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 11:23:49-05

GREAT FALLS – We’ve seen plenty of very active weather this week with severe weather conditions reported all across the state.

The Rocky Mountain Front experienced gusts over 80 mph, overturning a tractor trailer and prompting high wind warnings.

Winter storm warnings were issued as snow fell along the western side of the Divide on Tuesday morning.

The first blizzard warning of the season was issued where the wind and snow collided along the Northern Rocky Mountain Front.

Falling snow limited visibility from East Glacier through Marias Pass and high wind gusts made visibility even lower at times as blowing and drifting snow both played parts in creating hazardous driving conditions.

This may have been the first blizzard warning of the season, but East Glacier residents are all too familiar with these harsh winter storms.

“It was brutal last year. And it’s not really the snow. I mean, I don’t care if there is 300 inches of snow here. It’s the dang wind,” Mike Sherwood recalled.