Governor declares winter storm emergency


September 27, 2019

Havre Daily News/Derek Hann

A truck drives through slushy snow on Third Street this afternoon. Gov. Steve Bullock declared an emergency this morning due to the early heavy snowstorm that has downed power lines, damaged trees and restricted traffic in some parts of the state.

Gov. Steve Bullock issued an executive order today declaring a winter storm emergency for Montana due to a severe early season storm which has hit the state this weekend.  

"With an unprecedented winter storm throwing our state a surprise in September, state and local governments are working closely together to protect the health and safety of Montanans and our top priority is making sure that happens," Bullock said in a press release. "Montanans should heed all warnings from state and local officials, travel safely, and be cautious during this time."

The press release says that the are...

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