Posted: Nov 29, 2012 8:57 AM by MTN News
MISSOULA - Scattered freezing rain fell over parts on Western Montana early this morning, causing slick driving conditions.
Slick roads may be to blame for a semi crash on Interstate 90 near Superior. The Montana Highway Patrol reports that just before 4 a.m. a semi crashed at mike marker 41.
Details are limited at this time, but MHP was saying at the time that roads were slick and that both westbound lanes were totally blocked by the crash.
The Montana Department of Transportation reported about 90 minutes later that I-90 was reopened to traffic. MDT was reporting early Thursday
I-90 was reported to be wet with some area of ice between Lookout Pass and St. Regis, with black icy reported between St. Regis and Bonner.
Montana Highway 200 was said to be wet with black ice between Trout Creek and Dixon, and then snow with some icy spots reported east of Missoula, between Bonner and Helmville.
Meanwhile, U.S. Highway 12 was said to be wet, with some areas of ice between Lolo Pass and the center of Lolo.
MDT reported U.S. Highway 93 South was reported to be wet with areas of black ice between Conner and Lolo. Some wet spots were reported between Lolo and Missoula, and U.S. Highway 93 was wet with areas of black ice from Frenchtown to Arlee.
U.S. Highway 93 North was icy between St. Ignatius to Polson, Secondary Highway 211 was reported to be icy from U.S. Highway 93 to Hot Springs, and Secondary Highway 212 between U.S. Highway 93 and Moise was also icy.
We were hearing reports in Missoula that roads were getting quite slick in the Miller Creek and South Hills area, with drivers urged to use extra caution.