Media Release: 190226-01
Contact: Emergency Management (406) 548-0111
Winter Weather Affecting Gallatin County
Bozeman, MT – Residents around Gallatin County are encouraged to utilize safe winter practices as this winter storm affects Montana. The community is encouraged to drive safety and allow extra travel time as crews work to safety clear roadways. It is common during extended cold stretches accompanied with heavy snow accumulation for waterways to become plugged with ice forcing the water onto roadways and into other areas. Water is currently affecting several roads (primarily Madison Rd.) around Gallatin County and drivers are encouraged to closely watch roadways for roadway hazards. Additionally, those living near waterways should monitor conditions around their homes for flooding as water spreading underneath snow can be hard to see. Ice stuck against the Logan Bridge on the Gallatin River is currently causing flooding that is affecting one home in Logan.
As Patrick Lonergan, Chief of Emergency Management & Fire explains, “We are currently experiencing winter in Montana and with that comes increased hazards to be aware of as we go about our day. Sometimes these hazards are challenging to recognize, so minimize your travel, move slowly, keep your eyes open, and allow extra time.”
Winter preparedness information is available from FEMA at: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather.