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Blizzard warning in Browning

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UPDATE 10:56 am:

US 2 from Browning to Cut Bank has re-opened.  Driving conditions are still considered severe.  Highway 89 from Browning to the 44 Interchange west of Valier remains closed.

Montana Department of Transportation hopes to have all roads opened by this afternoon.


Blowing snow has caused blizzard-like conditions in Browning and has even shut down some roads and the Blackfeet Nation has declared a weather emergency.

As of 9:30 this morning US 2 from Cut Bank to the west of Summit was closed. 

Highway 89 is also closed from Browning to the 44 Interchange west of Valier.

Meteorologist Dave Cochran says visibility in the area is down to zero in some places.  

Schools and government offices of the Blackfeet Reservation are shut down today.

While no snow is falling winds of upwards 50 mph were causing massive drifting snow across roads.  

The main road to the hospital in Browning is clear and snow plows are working to clear the rest of the area today.

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