Mar 19, 2012 10:41 AM by Dennis Bragg-KPAX News
MISSOULA- Drivers across Montana are finding themselves navigating more snowy roads this morning, as another shot of winter/spring snow sweeps across the Treasure State.
Most of the impacts from this storm are hitting the passes along the Divide.
Montana Department of Transportation reports heavy, wet snow falling on Marias, Rogers and MacDonald passes this morning. Interstate 90 over Homestake Pass is also seeing snow with snow and wind continuing east through the Gallatin Valley and over Bozeman Pass.
(photo of Lolo Pass courtesy IDT)
On Interstate 15, there's blowing and drifting snow this morning on Monida Pass with snowcovered highway, and reduced visibility north through Dillon. More snow is reported all the way north through the state, with more blowing and drifting snow north of Great Falls.
Passes on the Bitterroot Divide are seeing snow, but in better shape. Lookout Pass, Lolo and Lost Trail passes all have slush, or wet snow on the road.
Most other highways in Western Montana have wet roads, or wet snow on the road. Anywhere from ½" to 4" or 5" of snow have been reported in areas across Northwest and West Central Montana.
MDT reports most roads east of the Divide are snowcovered this morning, with wind creating areas of blowing and drifting snow in some areas.