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Weather Service Warns Of Heavy Snow, Poor Driving Conditions Across Montana

It is snowing across Montana and that will impact the commute both Monday night and Tuesday morning for western, central and south central regions of the state.

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and weather advisories this afternoon through noon Tuesday with anticipated heavy snow, low visibility and quickly changing road conditions. Snow accumulations could be up to 10 inches in some areas.

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Aura Wetzel
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Yellowstone Public Radio

Daytime slushy and snow covered roads will freeze tonight, impacting tonight’s commute and in the morning. The weather service cautions that backcountry conditions for hunters and recreationists will be hazardous as well.

Portions of western Montana are also under a wind chill advisory tonight through tomorrow morning, with winds gusting up to 40 miles an hour and wind chills as low as -35 degrees, which could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.