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Avalanche halts westbound traffic on I-90 near St. Regis

Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 00:15:37-05

Westbound lanes near St. Regis of I90 closed due to avalanche

ST. REGIS – The Montana Department of Transportation is reporting that an avalanche has closed all westbound traffic on Interstate 90 near St. Regis.

A car wreck was also reportedly blocking traffic on the interstate nearby the avalanche, just two miles west of Little Joe Overpass.

This is the second traffic interference on I-90 due to snow that MDT has reported Wednesday. Westbound traffic was blocked on I-90 along Lookout Pass earlier Wednesday afternoon due to a snow slide.

MDT warned motorists to expect delays.

According to MDT, road conditions in western Montana are slush/scattered slush, snow-covered, and some areas of scattered snow and ice.

On Monday, Monida Pass along the Montana/Idaho border south of Dillon was closed due to high wind, blowing snow, poor visibility and drifting.