(Gallatin County, Mont) At 1:45 this morning, Fort Ellis Fire Dept, AMR, Montana Highway Patrol, and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office were called out for a semi-truck blocking several lanes of traffic on I-90 east of Bear Canyon, near mile marker 313. An eastbound semi had straddled the jersey barriers between lanes, blocking all lanes in both directions. Local wrecker services were able to remove the semi and trailer, and driving lanes were reopened in both directions by 6:30 am. Bozeman Fire responded to handle fuel and oil on the roadway. The driver had been caught unaware by changing conditions as he headed into Rocky Canyon and jackknifed on the ice. The truck driver and passenger were unharmed.
One lane of I-90 is currently open in both directions. Montana DOT will repair the damage to the jersey barrier this morning and passing lanes are expected to be open this afternoon. Please allow extra time if you are driving I-90 between Bozeman and Jackson Creek this morning, and drive carefully through the reconstruction zone.
Media Contact: Buck Taylor, Fort Ellis Fire, 406-539-9358