Montana Highway Patrol Responds to Nearly 600 Crashes

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol says the wintry weather that has buried much of the state resulted in nearly 600 crashes this weekend.

The Department of Justice, which oversees the patrol, says officers responded to 596 crashes between Friday and Monday morning. Of those, two people died and 44 were injured.

The department says there was a crash every eight minutes.

The weather isn’t letting up yet. Winter weather warnings and advisories are in effect for most of the state, and the ice and driving snow make for treacherous driving conditions.

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