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Blizzard Warning affecting Glacier County

Posted: Jan 01, 2018 10:31 PM Updated:
From the National Weather Service From the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for areas along the northern Rocky Mountain Front through 11 a.m. on Tuesday. 

The Blizzard Warning includes Logan Pass, Marias Pass, Browning, and Heart Butte.

The Blackfeet Tribe has activated its emergency plan for winter storms as of 9 pm on Monday.

Tribal officials said in a press release that it was activated due to the recent snow storm and winds that have picked up, creating blizzard-like conditions.

An incident command post has been opened at Tribal headquarters, and officials are working with other agencies to provide first responder and public safety.

Tribal officials said in the release: "Emergency travel only until further notice. Highway 2 west and east, and Highway 89 north and south have been closed. People are urged to shelter in place and remain off the roads/highways." 

Here is the Blizzard Warning from the National Weather Service:

GROUND BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Ground blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the morning commute on Tuesday.

* WHERE...Northern Rocky Mountain Front. The hardest hit locations will be areas south of Babb, around Browning and East Glacier Park. Roadways are closed in this region as of 730 PM Monday night.

* WHEN...Until 11 AM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause whiteout conditions, with zero visibility at times in areas of blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely.

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