A late spring storm that brought occasionally heavy snow to areas of central and western Montana made travel hazardous along Interstate 15 and downed power poles, causing several outages, before moving off to the east.
Many Missoulians and folks residing in western Montana are thanking Mother Nature this morning for some much needed precipitation. The rain and wind led to clear skies, greeting residents with fresh air and a little less smoke.
City and county emergency services are prepared for possible thunderstorms and high winds which are forecast to hit western Montana Friday evening. As rain starts to dribble down the KGVO window, the National Weather Service is already predicting damaging winds and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday night's storm sure did a number on the larger Missoula area where power outages are still an issue. Thankfully, cleanup crews are still going at it, and Missoula Parks and Recreation's Urban Forestry Division wants to provide helpful reminders for those still cleaning up mother nature's mess.