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Snow traps 46 people in central Montana; rescue crews on standby

Posted at 2:56 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 19:47:42-05

GREAT FALLS- Cascade County is standing by to help 46 people trapped by snow in the Dearborn area.

Cascade County Disaster and Emergency Services was notified of the situation Monday by the Dearborn fire chief.

The roads are private and not plowed by the county, and vehicles are stuck on the road, blocking anyone from getting in or out.

According to DES, all residents have been contacted.

The residents said they are doing all right, but some are reportedly running low on supplies.

With more snow expected, Cascade County officials are preparing for a rescue if it’s needed. Search and Rescue has been placed on standby.

The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross are also on standby and Harvest Springs Community Church in Great Falls will be used as a possible shelter.

Anyone who is struggling to get out is asked to contact the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 454-6820. They enact Search and Rescue operations for evacuations only.

NOTE: As of right now, no volunteer help is needed. The measures being taken are precautionary.

Story by Joe Huisinga, MTN News