A May snowstorm caused power outages and travel issues in Western Montana and a storm system hovering over Billings brought more than an inch of rain that continued into the night on Wednesday.
The Department of Transportation closed Interstate 90 over Homestake Pass east of Butte for a few hours due to jackknifed semi-trailers and poor travel conditions because of heavy, wet snow.
NorthWestern Energy says about 4,000 customers in the Missoula area lost power when tree limbs fell on power lines. Other scattered outages were reported west of Helena and in Cascade, Ulm and Great Falls….
image….Lolo Pass area, May 17. (Idaho Transportation Department, Townsquare Media)