Fall snow affects driving conditions in northern MT

Posted at 5:32 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 08:22:42-04

Old man winter made an early entrance in northern Montana on Tuesday.

An early fall storm created slushy conditions for drivers along Montana’s northern Rocky Mountain Front.

Visibility was so low at times that drivers could not see across the bridge on Highway 2.

The National Weather Service issued the following message on Tuesday afternoon:

A strong fall storm will bring light snow and even the potential for a thin glaze of ice to portions of the Hi-Line through tonight. At this time, the best chance for seeing any light freezing drizzle or rain will be up through the midnight hour tonight. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible along the United States and Canadian border, with up to an inch along the remainder of the Hi-Line. In the Bears Paw Mountains, up to 3 inches of snow is possible on the highest peaks. If you have travel plans this evening and during the overnight hours, plan on the potential for some slick roadways and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Both rain and snow were expected to taper off Wednesday morning.