UPDATE 8:30 a.m.: The Montana Department of Transportation reopened Highway 200 around 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

The road had been closed while cleared snow following a Friday night avalanche.

According to MDT’s road report, severe driving conditions continue to exist in that area and drivers should continue to use caution.


HELENA- The Montana Dept. of Transportation is reporting that an avalanche has closed Highway 200 between Missoula and Lincoln.

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According to the MDT Traveler Information Page, the slide occurred just before 10:00 p.m. Friday night.

Westbound traffic is being detoured at Lincoln; eastbound traffic is being detoured on MT 141.

Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff Leo Dutton says search and rescue were called out to assist with a vehicle reportedly trapped by the avalanche, but the response was canceled after the occupants were safely extracted.

We will update you when we know more.

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