St. Regis canceled school and drivers found icy conditions throughout western Montana Thursday morning as freezing rain moved into the region.
A jackknifed semi blocked part of I-90 West near mile marker 30.8, near St. Regis, early Thursday morning, according to the Department of Transportation’s Travel Info Map.
The Montana Department of Transportation reported wet conditions on major roadways in the Missoula area and the Mission Valley, and warned of black ice in several locations: I-90 from Lookout Pass to Superior; U.S. 93 from Stevensville to Lolo; S203 from Florence to Stevensville; and S269 between U.S. 93 and S203.
Sgt. Sean Finley with the Montana Highway Patrol said the number of crashes wasn't excessive, and that no special restrictions were put in place, but he advised drivers to slow down and exercise caution in such conditions.
In Missoula, the Weather Service projects a high of 30 Friday with zero chance of precipitation.