1st major storm of the season drops up to a foot of snow in Montana


Last updated 10/26/2023 at 11:57am

Havre Daily News/Christy Bambrough

The heavy early snow brought out the snowshovels in this region, and across the state, both Tuesday and Wednesday. National Weather Service reports most of the snow should be past this area by now, and forecasts call for it to warm up a bit by the end of the weekend.

Staff and wire report

The first major snowstorm of the season dumped snow across the state, with a few inches dropping across this portion of north-central Montana but up to a foot of snow falling in the Helena, area by Wednesday, sending an army of snowplows and sand trucks out onto the roads.

Residents woke up to swirling snow and the sound of shovels on sidewalks just days after temperatures rose into the lower 80s. Trees decked out in fall colors and some Halloween decorations were weighed down with snow. Helena Public Schools canceled six school bus routes Wednesday morning, but no s...

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