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Severe driving conditions notice issued; LCCSO deputy vehicle hit at crash scene

Posted at 4:37 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-30 18:57:19-05

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office has issued a severe driving conditions notice for the Helena Valley and Sieben Flats area.

The area is from Interstate 15 mile marker 190 through the Wolf Creek Canyon at mile marker 230.

Blowing snow and icy conditions have been reported.

Left Photo Courtesy: Emily Clemons/Right Photo Courtesy: Joseph Eagleman

A Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s vehicle was struck while he was on the scene of a semi tractor/trailer crash in the Sieben Flats area.

Sheriff Leo Dutton said the deputy was not inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, but he was almost struck. He was not injured.

Sheriff Dutton said the occupants of the other vehicle were being transported to St. Peter’s Health.

People are urged to use caution while driving.

Update. The deputy was not in his patrol vehicle when it was struck. He was nearly hit after the crash, but did escape…

Posted by Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, December 30, 2018

(1st Report, 2:36 p.m.) Winter weather continues to impact the state on Sunday with several areas under advisories and warnings.

The northern and southern Rocky Mountain Fronts, including Logan Pass, Marias Pass, Browning, Heart Butte, Bynum, Choteau, and Augusta are under a Winter Storm Warning until 11 p.m.

Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, and Broadwater counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 9 p.m. Sunday.

An advisory is in effect until 2 a.m. Monday for areas in Glacier, Chouteau, Toole, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, and Fergus counties while Cascade, Judith Basin, and Meagher counties will remain under the advisory until 9 a.m. Monday.

Most of the road conditions in northcentral Montana are snow and ice covered. As of 2 p.m. Sunday, no road closures were in place.

Slippery road conditions with reduced visibility are expected.

The Montana Department of Transportation has reported a two-to-six vehicle crash that’s blocking the southbound lane on US Highway 89 near mile marker 67 in Teton County.

The incident, which was reported at 12:25 p.m., is expected to cause delays.