Winter Watch

Nov 9, 2012 2:01 AM by David Sherman (david@krtv.com)

Winter Storm Photos

The winter storm has dumped nearly a foot of snow - or more - across Great Falls and north-central Montana, and there's still more to come on Friday.

The snow caused havoc on the roads, triggering dozens of collisions and slide-offs on I-15, major thoroughfares, and side roads.

Fortunately, there are no reports that anyone was seriously injured in any of them.

Road conditions are expected to as bad or worse on Friday; the Montana Department of Transportation issued this statement just before 11 pm on Thursday:

Severe Driving Conditions for the following roads, the road conditions are Snow and Ice, Snowing, and Blowing and Drifting Snow

US-87, Great Falls to FT. Benton and onto Loma; I-15, Ulm to Cascade and onto Dearborn

The snow also brought out the shutterbugs, as evidenced by these photos from KRTV viewers.

The photo above was shared with us by Jess Lucero, who lives a few miles west of Great Falls.

You can see more winter storm pictures in the KRTV photo gallery, and upload and share yours, too.

This photo is from Christa Morgan in Choteau; it was taken on Thursday at 7 pm:

Winter Storm in Choteau

This picture is from Glenda Mumm in Great Falls:

Winter Storm, from Glenda Mumm

Some snow-capped pumpkins, courtesy of Gisela Hvamstad:

Snow-capped pumpkins, by Gisela Hvamstad

From Joe Jenkins: Snowfall covers our Milwaukee Railroad birdhouse around 5 pm:

snowfall covers our milwaukee railroad birdhouse around 5 pm november 8th

And right here in the KRTV parking lot:

Snowy parking lot!