(UPDATE, 12: 14 p.m.) The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has released an updated list of all the roadways closed as a result of “poor visibility, blowing and drifting.”
They include: US-87 E from Armington Junction to Geyser, US-89S from Armington Junction to Kings Hill, and S-427 from US-89 to Raynesford.
MDT additionally cautions against travel on the following roadways: I-15 from Sunburst to Sweetgrass, Dearborn north to Vaughn; US-87N from Great Falls north to the county line; US-87/89E from Great Falls to Belt; and US-2 from Galata to Hingham.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
(1st Report, 9:00 a.m.) Several roads have been impacted as spring blizzard conditions hit north-central Montana.
The Montana Department of Transportation reported that Highway 3 (Highway 87) between Armington Junction and Stanford is closed.
Severe driving conditions alerts have been issued for Riceville Hill to Armington Junction and south of Kings Hill to Neihart.
Highway 2 from Galata through Chester to Hingham is also under severe driving conditions.
Moderate snow bands and gusts over 60 miles per hour are reducing visibility to whiteout conditions in some places.
Blizzard conditions will affect north-central Montana throughout Sunday.
On average, 2-5 inches are expected at lower elevations while 6-12 inches are expected in the mountains.
Montana Department of Transportation resources:
- Road conditions map
- MDT webcams across Montana
- Non-MDT webcams across Montana
- Road conditions mobile app
- Reported crashes/slide-offs
STORMTracker Weather resources: