Posted: Nov 8, 2012 5:54 PM by STORMTracker Weather Team
Updated: Nov 8, 2012 6:05 PM
Montana's first winter storm of the 2012-2013 season is causing widespread problems at this hour.
Road conditions have been dangerous throughout the day, triggering dozens of fender-benders, collisions, and slide-offs.
Interstate 15 is particularly hazardous between Great Falls and Helena, and we're told that Highway 200 through Rogers Pass between Great Falls and Helena is also snow-covered and slick.
One of the most recent incidents is a jack-knifed semi truck on US Highway 87, about 4 miles east of Armington, which is just east of Belt.
At this time, there are no reports of any serious injuries in those incidents.
We are not seeing any developments in the storm system that we weren't already predicting.
Moderate snow is falling throughout the region, with a few bursts of heavy snow from place to place.
Expect light/moderate snowfall to continue during the overnight hours, with an additional 3-6" of accumulation by morning.
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Here are the latest snow totals from 5pm: