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Relentless winter brings state of emergency to reservations

 

February 28, 2018



By AMY BETH HANSON

Associated Press

HELENA — Montana’s governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday on three Indian reservations due to extreme cold, heavy snow and blizzard conditions this winter.

Residents of the Blackfeet reservation just east of Glacier National Park have been struggling all month with loose snow and strong winds causing huge drifts that have shut down travel at times, closed schools and made it difficult to get food and other supplies to the area.

The town of East Glacier, just to the southwest of Browning, has received 80 inches of snow this month, the Nation...



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