Winter weather causes several crashes around Western Montana

Posted at 3:32 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 18:23:51-05
A car flipped over on Interstate 90 in Missoula on 2.6.19. (photo credit: Missoula City Fire Department)

MISSOULA – Emergency crews across the area have been busy dealing with accidents on Wednesday morning.

A wreck on US Highway 93 between Lolo and Missoula brought traffic to a standstill as crews worked to get the northbound lanes fully reopened.

The Montana Department of Transporation reported a head-on accident that was blocking US Highway 2 approximately 20 miles west of Kalispell.

Meanwhile, the Montana Highway Patrol was busy responding to multiple crashes on Interstate 90 in Mineral and Missoula counties.

Crews on the scene of a crash on I-90 in Frenchtown on 2.6.19. (photo credit: Frenchtown Rural Fire District)


Accidents were being reported on I-90 westbound near mile marker 105, mile marker 99 and mile marker 96 in Missoula as well as on I-90 west near mile marker 50 and mile marker 37 in Mineral County.

A semi-truck jackknifed on I-90 east 3½ miles west of St. Regis blocking the left lane. Crews also dealt with accidents on I-90 east near mile marker 27 in Mineral County.

A one-vehicle crash also closed one lane of Interstate 90 near mile marker 90 in Frenchtown late Wednesday morning.

A MEANS Alert was issued at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday due to an accident with injuries that was blocking one lane on I-90 eastbound near mile marker 110 in the Bonner area.

Lake County responders were busy with a semi truck slide off near on US Highway 93 five miles north of Dayton as well as crash near mile marker 3 on Round Butte Road in the Ronan area.

An accident on I-90 in the Bonner area on 2.6.19. (photo credit: MHP Trooper T.J. Templeton)