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Traffic accidents keep first responders busy in Billings

Posted: 2:46 PM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 19:53:59-04
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BILLINGS — Once the snow started falling early Wednesday morning, first responders have been on a non-stop call to vehicle accidents in our region. Several of the accidents caused injuries and road closures.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, two semis have blocked eastbound traffic at mile post 337, and the road is closed at mile post 330. Eastbound traffic must detour through Livingston at this hour.

Around 10:30 a.m. near Livingston, numerous vehicles collided, causing a total blockage of the westbound traffic. Westbound traffic was being rerouted through Livingston.

A serious accident was reported early Wednesday afternoon north of Billings. The Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle crash on Highway 312 blocked both lanes of traffic. Long delays have been reported and an alternate route was recommended. Injuries were reported, but no other details were immediately available.

Billings police shut down Zimmerman Trail around 8 a.m. Wednesday after several accidents but the road was cleared and re-opened around 2 p.m.