Gallatin County Winter Weather Advisory continues through Tuesday
Hazardous, icy conditions made for a treacherous commute on the Bozeman Pass Tuesday morning. Snow showers are expected on and off until 6pm Tuesday evening.
- WHAT: The Winter Weather Advisory continues to be in effect until 6pm Tuesday evening, March 23rd.
- WHERE: This WWA is in effect for both Gallatin and Madison counties.
- WHEN: This WWA started at 6pm Monday evening and runs until 6pm Tuesday evening.
- SNOW: Additional accumulations of 1 or 2 inches are expected by Tuesday evening.
Very early on Tuesday morning (at 1:45am) there was an accident east of Bear Canyon on I-90. A semi truck lost control on the slick road and at one point was blocking all four lanes of the interstate. Traffic was blocked in both directions.
Wrecking crews along with the Highway Patrol and Fire Departments got the scene under control and got traffic flowing around 6:30am, with one lane in each direction.
Thankfully there were no injuries reported with this accident.
Use extreme caution during the day on Tuesday as MDT crews need to do some work to repair the barrier. That means that people will be working right in the middle of the highway. Slow down watch for signs between Bear Canyon and Jackson Creek on I-90.
They expect to have traffic flowing with 2 lanes in each direction by Tuesday afternoon. If that timeline changes, we'll update this information.
The Winter Weather Advisory for the Beartooth Foothills remains in effect until midnight tonight. The area around Red Lodge will experience slushy snow on roads and some freezing after dark. Very slick conditions may develop.