Winter storm warning in effect again
Last updated 3/15/2023 at 10:18am
A winter storm warning again is in effect for the area through 6 a.m. Thursday, with 5 inches to 8 inches possible on the plains and as much as 10 inches in the mountains.
The warning stretches from the Rocky Mountain Front through much of north-central and central Montana, including Liberty, Chouteau, Hill and Blaine counties, and central Montana.
A warning also is in effect for southwest and south-central Montana, with a winter storm advisory in effect in much of the rest of the state.
The National Weather Service warning says travel will be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes. Gusty winds could cause a few power outages and some damage to trees branches.
"If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency" the warning says. "The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1 or visiting the MDT Road Report website."
That site is available at https://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/detailed.aspx .