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By Alex Ross 

Havre Police Department urges emergency travel only due to snow


February 8, 2018

The Havre Police Department said in a post on their official Facebook page Thursday that because of heavy snowfall and dangerous road conditions, people should limit themselves to emergency travel only,

"Because of the amount of accidents and vehicles getting stuck blocking roadways, the Havre Police is recommending emergency travel only. Please stay indoors unless it is emergency travel only," the Facebook post said.

The recommendation comes as the National Weather Service in Great Falls issued a winter weather warning for Hill, Chouteau, Toole, Liberty, Blaine, Judith-Basin and eastern Glacier counties.

The warning will remain in effect until 6 a.m Friday.

Heavy snow, low visibility and additional accumulation of 2 to 4 inches, and as much as 6 inches in some areas are expected, the weather service website says.

People should plan on difficult travel conditions, the National Weather Service website said, including significant reductions in visibility.

Wind chills may drop to as much as 25 below zero and cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

The website says if people travel, they should keep an extra flashlight, food and water in their vehicle in the event of an emergency.

Information about road conditions in Montana can be obtained by calling 511, the weather service website says.


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