Nov 9, 2012 12:21 PM by Melissa Anderson (Helena)
Winter storm conditions caused havoc across Montana roads on Thursday
Chains are now required for any towing vehicles traveling over major mountain passes.
Folks driving along I-15 north of Helena ran into trouble on Thursday as several semis jack-knifed, forcing the southbound lane of I-15 to shut down for a short time.
The incidents prompted snowplow drivers to repeatedly hit the North Hill, where semis began pulling over to chain up.
Dozens of vehicles were stranded, including the tow truck that was sent to help.
There were no reports of injuries.
The Montana Department of Transportation issued this statement on Friday at 10 a.m.
Current road conditions are snow-packed and icy with blowing and drifting snow for the following:
MT-80, From 3 miles north of the Jct. w/ MT-81 w/Geraldine w/ Fort Benton
S-223, From the Jct. w/US-87 to the Liberty County Line
US-87N, From the Cascade/Choteau County Line to Carter
US-87N, From Carter to Loma