UPDATE: 8:05 p.m. - Jan. 31, 2023
DRUMMOND - The Montana Highway Patrol (MH) reports several people were taken to the hospital following a Tuesday afternoon multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 near Drummond.
MHP Sgt. Jay Nelson says a preliminary investigation shows seven vehicles — including two commercial motor vehicles, three passenger vehicles and two wreckers — were involved in the incident.
Nelson added that six people were taken by ambulance to Missoula hospitals with serious injuries.
MHP reports a westbound commercial vehicle was traveling too fast for conditions and collided with the concrete barrier and ended up in the eastbound lanes of I-90 where other vehicles collided with it.
The two wreckers that were hit were already at the location for another crash, according to Nelson.
The MHP is continuing to investigate the incident.
The crash forced I-90 west of Durrmond to be closed for several hours.
(third report: 6:55 p.m. - Jan. 31, 2023)
DRUMMOND - Due to multiple accidents and extreme weather, I-90 eastbound traffic near mile marker 138 west of Drummond is being diverted to the frontage road.
Visit the Montana Department of Transportation's 511 map for the latest road conditions.
(second report: 5:43 p.m. - Jan. 31, 2023)
DRUMMOND - The Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) reports the multi-vehicle crash with multiple injuries occurred on Interstate 90 near milepost 144, nine miles west of Drummond in Granite County.
The Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) is on the scene investigating the incident.
MHP says multiple ambulances and first responders are traveling to and from the incident.
Interstate 90 is closed at this location in both directions. First responders and the Montana Department of Transportation are detouring traffic.
We will update the status of the incident as new information is gathered.
Check back to this story for updates. Visit the Montana Department of Transportation's 511 map for the latest road conditions.
(first report: 5:46 p.m. - Jan. 31, 2023)
DRUMMOND - Emergency responders have been dispatched to a multiple-car pileup Tuesday afternoon with injuries reported on I-90 west of Drummond.
Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson reports the pileup is westbound near mile marker 144.
Reports indicate complete blockage of I-90.
Dunkerson said no additional information is available at this time.
The Montana Highway Patrol dashboard shows the injury accident was reported at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
MHP issued an emergency alert that due to the multiple accidents and extreme weather conditions, they ask motorists to use extreme caution when traveling eastbound towards Drummond.
Eastbound traffic is being detoured at mile marker 138 and westbound traffic is being detoured at Drummond.