MDOT Call For Chain Requirement On MT Passes After Snow Fall
It's the second month of fall, we saw lots of snow coverage in the state over the last couple of days, that obviously includes our interstates and highways were lots of Montanans commute each and every day.
After the snow, there have been quite a few reports from the Montana Department of Transportation of wrecks and accidents due to the iced over roads blocking lanes and exit ramps peppered all over Montana.
- I-15 - Mile Marker 240.46 to 247- Dearborn
SEMIS SPUN OUT BLOCKING SB DRIVING LANE Disabled Vehicle, One Lane Blocked starting on October 26, 2023 05:21 AM
- I-94 - Mile Marker 215
EB PASSING LANE BLOCKED
Commercial Vehicle Crash, One Lane Blocked starting on October 26, 2023 04:56 AM
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- I-90 - Mile Marker 228 to 241 -Homestake to Pipestone
Chains Required starting on October 26, 2023 04:43 AM
- I-90 - Mile Marker 256 to 262 -Cardwell Hill
Chains Required starting on October 26, 2023 03:50 AM
-US-12 - Mile Marker 23.57 to 35-MacDonald Pass
Chains Required starting on October 26, 2023 05:46 AM
-US-287 - Mile Marker 55.2 to 64-McAllister
Chains Required starting on October 26, 2023 04:47 AM
Expect delays and slower traffic
Traffic in and especially out of town will be slower and delayed as we see more snow over today as there is a winter weather advisory through this evening.
If you have a regular vehicle, chains are always a good idea when traveling in heavy snow. Some don't have any idea how to go about attaching chains to vehicles, If you are among ones that need to figure that out, Les Schwab has a great video showing how to do so. Stay Safe.
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September 2019 Snowfall in Montana
Gallery Credit: Tammie Toren