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By Tim Leeds 

Snow leads to crashes in Havre, more winter on the way

 

November 27, 2019

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

A City of Havre police car patrols Highway 2 during a snowstorm in Havre Tuesday night. Snow is expected to continue to fall through Saturday.

A snowstorm hit Havre Tuesday, leading to multiple crashes in the area and Havre police requesting people to stay of the streets if possible.

Snow started falling mid-afternoon and fell heavily at times through the evening.

After several crashes occurred on Hospital Hill, 13th Street from Fifth Avenue to Highland Park and Northern Montana Hospital, that route was closed and remained closed this morning.

The snow had stopped as of this morning, but more is in the forecast through the weekend.

People are advised to use care when out in wintry conditions, driving slowly, leaving early if possible to allow for slower driving, approaching intersections and other vehicles with care, and using their headlights so other drivers can notice the vehicle more easily.

National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for much of north-central Montana from today through Thanksgiving night.

The warning extends south to Lewis and Clark County and west to the Rocky Mountain Front, with heavier snowfall predicted closer to the Rockies.

A blizzard warning is in effect through 5 a.m Thursday for the northern Rocky Mountain Front including Logan and Marias passes and Browning and Heart Butte. The storm is expected to drop 12 inches to 18 inches of snow in those areas, with some locations seeing up to 28 inches of new snow.

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

A wrecked PT Cruiser is loaded on to the back of a flat bed tow truck during a snowstorm in Havre Tuesday night.

The winter storm warning continues in those areas after the blizzard warning ends. Snow is expected to continue to fall in those areas through Saturday, but the amounts will lessen as the storm moves east.

In Hill, Liberty and Chouteau counties, the storms during the warning, which extends through 11 p.m. Thursday, is expected to drop three to seven more inches of snow. 

In Hill, Liberty and Chouteau counties, the storm is expected to drop 3 inches to 7 inches of new snow, with up to 10 inches falling in some locations.

Snow is expected to continue falling into Saturday, with 2 inches to 7 inches of new accumulation expected.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Blaine County into Thursday, followed by a winter storm watch from Friday into Saturday. Through Thursday, the storms are expected to drop 3 inches to 5 inches of snow, then 5 inches to 10 inches is expected through Saturday.

 

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