Posted: May 23, 2013 8:51 AM by MTN News
Updated: May 23, 2013 8:59 AM
MISSOULA - The calendar may say May 23, but Mother Nature doesn't agree.
A strong cold front has move across western and northwestern Montana, leaving, snow, power outages and poor road conditions in it wake.
There's over 8 inches of snow on the ground in the Anaconda area, 7.7 inches in Philipsburg and 7 inches in Deer Lodge.
The Montana Department of Transportation reports that there's been a rock slide and a truck crash on Flint Creek Pass.
Meanwhile, downed trees and scattered power outages are being reported in the Whitefish, Columbia Falls and West Glacier areas.
There's some appreciable snow sitting on our spring flowers too. The National Weather Service office in Missoula tells us that 5 inches have fallen in Condon and 2 inches in Drummond.
A Winter Storm Warning in effect until noon on Thursday for heavy wet snow that will continue to fall. The heavy nature of the snow may cause trees and power lines to break, causing power outages and downed branches.
Snow accumulations of an additional 1 to 3 inches are expected in Northwest Montana.
The areas impacted include: Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Montana Highway 83 from Bigfork to Swan Lake, Marias Pass, Polebridge, the Flathead Valley, Montana Highway 200 from Bonner to Greenough, and Montana Highway 83 between Seeley Lake to Condon.