GREAT FALLS — Governor Steve Bullock declared an emergency in Montana on Sunday, citing the state's "severe early season storm." The Governor's Office said in a press release the hardest-hit areas are Cascade, Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lewis & Clark, Lincoln, Pondera, and Teton counties and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
The Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Glacier County, and Pondera County have issued local emergency declarations.
Browning Public Schools
Blackfeet Community College
Blackfeet Tribal Offices
Blackfeet Community Hospital: except for the Emergency Room & Ward which shall remain open.
The American Red Cross of Montana has opened a shelter at the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish, 237 1st Avenue NW, in Browning.
Heart Butte Clinic
Cut Bank Public Schools
Fairfield Public Schools
*Fairfield is expected to resume classes on Oct. 1st.
Choteau Public Schools
Shelby Public School District
More than three feet of snow has fallen since Friday night in some areas, particularly along the Rocky Mountain Front and in several communities to the east, including Browning, East Glacier, and Heart Butte. More than a foot of snow has fallen in many other towns, including Choteau and Great Falls.