Snow Storm Hits Butte - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Snow Storm Hits Butte

BUTTE -

The snow is on the ground and the roads are slick, causing extremely hazardous driving conditions.

"You're getting some roads that are wet and then it goes into some icy conditions, and then some snow pack conditions," said Captain Gary Becker with the Montana Highway Patrol. "It just varies as you're driving down the road."

The Montana Highway Patrol in Butte and the Butte-Silver Bow County police have responded to a combined total of almost 40 accidents Monday.

One of those accidents included a police vehicle.

"We were parked at an accident and another truck came around the corner and struck our car," said Undersheriff George Skuletich.

So far, the accidents have been minor and no injuries are being reported around Butte, but Butte officials say they are expecting more accidents during the night time hours when the water begins to freeze.

"I'm sure we will see more accidents," Becker said. "One of the first storms of the year here and people are getting acclimated to the winter weather conditions and roads being icy. People are trying to figure out how to drive in those conditions again."

With the storm, the roads are expected to be rough for the next few days.

Butte officials say drivers should take caution when they are out on the streets.

"Drive at a steady pace," Skuletich said. "Don't hit the brakes constantly. Drive a little slower, of course. Just because you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, doesn't meant it's going to stop."

The Montana Highway Patrol and Butte police say drivers should be aware of icy conditions when driving to work in the morning.

They say a majority of the accidents occurred during the morning hours.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession

    Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:03:37 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:05:25 GMT
    (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...(Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed bystanders.
  • Family: Virginia police shooting video raises more questions

    Family: Virginia police shooting video raises more questions

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:03:21 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:05:17 GMT
    (Richmond Police via AP). This still image taken from the Richmond, Va., Police body camera shows a police officer pointing his gun at Marcus-David Peters on May 14, 2018, in Richmond, Va. Police Chief Alfred Durham on Friday, May 25, released the vide...(Richmond Police via AP). This still image taken from the Richmond, Va., Police body camera shows a police officer pointing his gun at Marcus-David Peters on May 14, 2018, in Richmond, Va. Police Chief Alfred Durham on Friday, May 25, released the vide...
    The family of a young, black Virginia man who was fatally shot by police while naked and unarmed says the release of body-camera footage has brought more questions than answers.
    The family of a young, black Virginia man who was fatally shot by police while naked and unarmed says the release of body-camera footage has brought more questions than answers.
  • Father, son plead guilty to fraud involving secretive sect

    Father, son plead guilty to fraud involving secretive sect

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:03:12 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:05:12 GMT
    (Jennifer Emert/WLOS via AP). Jerry Gross arrives at the federal courthouse in Asheville, NC., Friday, May 25, 2018. He and his son, who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina called Word of Faith Fellowship Church, pleaded guilty t...(Jennifer Emert/WLOS via AP). Jerry Gross arrives at the federal courthouse in Asheville, NC., Friday, May 25, 2018. He and his son, who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina called Word of Faith Fellowship Church, pleaded guilty t...
    A father and son have pleaded guilty to wire fraud related to an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants in a secretive sect say was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church.
    A father and son have pleaded guilty to wire fraud related to an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants in a secretive sect say was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church.
  • Most Popular

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.