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Blowing dust between Great Falls and Fort Benton

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 15:31:40-04

(UPDATE, 1:10 pm) The Montana Department of Transportation provided the following update to road conditions:

  • US-89 5 TO 7 MILES EAST OF GREAT FALLS TOWARDS BELT: BLOWING DIRT CAUSING REDUCED VISIBILITY starting on March 10, 2020 at 12:54 PM; TURN ON HEADLIGHTS, REDUCE SPEEDS AND USE CAUTION; Reduced Speeds of 0 to 35
  • US-87 AT THE CASCADE COUNTY LINE HEADED TOWARD CARTER: REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING DIRT starting on March 10, 2020 at 11:32 AM; TURN ON YOUR LIGHTS AND SLOW DOWN!!; Reduced Speeds of 0 to 45
  • MT-80 7 TO 15 MILES EAST OF FORT BENTON: BLOWING DIRT CAUSING REDUCED VISIBILITY starting on March 10, 2020 at 01:05 PM; TURN ON HEADLIGHTS, REDUCE SPEEDS AND USE CAUTION; Reduced Speeds of 0 to 35


(1st REPORT, 11:56 am) Gusty winds are again creating hazardous driving conditions between Great Falls and Fort Benton.

The Montana Department of Transportation reports that there is blowing dust causing poor visibility along US Highway 87 between Great Falls and Fort Benton.

The area most affected is between mile markers 14 and 16, which is the two-mile stretch just south of the Cascade/Chouteau county line.

They recommend that drivers turn on their vehicle headlights and reduce speed.

Similar conditions on March 2nd and March 4th resulted in traffic delays and the closure of the road for several hours.

Click here to visit the MDT Road Report website.