Rocky Boy slowly emerging after snowstorm - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Rocky Boy slowly emerging after snowstorm

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Officials with the Chippewa Cree Tribe are slowly digging residents out after the area was buried by a snowstorm.

The Montana Department of Transportation was able to bring equipment to the region to clear the roads.

Crews are digging out people with medical needs so they can get to appointments and receive appropriate treatment,

Hill County Electric was able to restore power to everyone except about ten homes.

Chippewa Cree Tribal Water Resource Director Dustin White is asking residents to be patient as crews slowly work through the heavy and wet snow. 

"I am hoping by tomorrow afternoon we will have all the major arteries opened up and a lot of the villages will be open," White said. "Then we will start working on the individual homes that are off the main highways."

White hopes normal operations will resume by Thursday afternoon or Friday.

White added as the snow starts to melt, crews will prepare for high waters.  

If you are in need of assistance, please call the Tribal Water Resources Department office at 395-4225, 395-4147, or 395-4132.

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