Montana Road Conditions & Weather Update (Dec 19) - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Montana Road Conditions & Weather Update (Dec 19)

Posted: Dec 19, 2017 7:11 AM Updated:

A winter storm is bearing down on the Treasure State, bringing with it some heavy snow and colder temperatures. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for many areas as the snow begins to pile up.

Heavy snow has been falling in the Rocky Mountains since Monday and that is expected to continue through Wednesday, resulting in 1-4 feet of accumulation along the Rocky Mountain Front. Marias Pass is expected to receive 3-4 feet of snow, so drivers on Highway 2 should be prepared for extremely hazardous travel conditions.

STORMTracker meteorologist Mike Rawlins says new data shows most of north-central Montana will receive 3-8" of snow through Wednesday, with locally higher amounts closest to the mountains.

Snowfall rates of 1-3" per hour are also expected over the Northern Rockies, which will create whiteout conditions at times.

The intense snowfall rates and gusty winds will also create areas of blowing-drifting snow which could make driving nearly impossible.

Winter weather resources from KRTV:

Live Interactive Radar
MTN Eyecam Network
STORMTracker Weather on Facebook
STORMTracker Weather on Twitter

The MT Department of Transportation has tools to track road conditions:

Click here for current Montana road conditions
Click here for an interactive map

Click here for the mobile app

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