Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:26 AM by MTN News
Updated: Nov 9, 2012 9:56 AM
BOZEMAN - A powerful winter storm dumped snow on several cities across Montana Thursday night into Friday morning.
Locally, some areas of Bozeman saw up to a foot of snow. Here's a look at snow totals for our area:
North Bozeman - 12"
Gallatin Gateway - 12"
Norris Road - 12"
Belgrade - 8"
KBZK Studio - 5.5"
Springhill Road - 12"
Butte - 5" (last report)
Uptown Butte - 6"
Walkerville - 9"
Several crashes are being reported this morning across the region. Most are slide-offs. Two school buses carrying slid off the roadways; one in Hyalite Meadows, which was empty, and the other at the intersection of Nez Perce Drive and 19th Avenue, which was carrying children. There were no injuries in either slide-off.
So far we are not receiving word of any injury crashes in the area.
Dozens of people were without power for several hours Friday morning in Manhattan. Power went out around 4 a.m. and NorthWestern Energy got it restored by 8 a.m. NorthWestern Energy does not know what caused it.
Roads are very snowpacked and icy and travel is not recommended.
Some mountain areas are now closing in on 2 feet.
Latest forecast models this morning indicate that the snow will continue through the day but should become lighter with time. By early tomorrow morning, the storm should finally wrap up.
Travel is becoming extremely dangerous and is not recommended for at least the next several hours.
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