Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff: severe driving condition in effect on parts of I-15

Posted at 4:29 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 10:52:03-05
A Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was hit from behind on Interstate 15 Sunday. Sheriff Leo Dutton issued a warning about dangerous driving conditions. (Photo courtesy: LCSO Sgt. Bob Kinyon)

HELENA-State and county officials have determined that severe driving conditions are present on parts of Interstate 15 in the northern Helena Valley.

According to Sheriff Leo Dutton, icy conditions, including blowing and drifting snow, are present on I-15 from about mile marker 190 through 230 (the Helena Valley north through Sieben Flats and Wolf Cree).

Dutton says one of his deputy’s patrol vehicles was struck from behind in the Sieben Flats area. The deputy was out at a semi accident when the collision happened.

The deputy was not in his patrol car at the time but was almost struck by it. He was not injured. Sheriff Dutton says the other occupants of the vehicle were checked out by first responders.

Dutton says anyone out on the roads Sunday evening should exercise caution while driving.