Gallatin County Road Department: Limit Traffic To Essential Travel Only
The road department advises that some roads in the county are hazardous due to drifted snow. The road department is working to clear as much as they can but there are some roads that may not get cleared today.
Most all north south running roads in the valley are drifted with drifting up to 4 feet in many places. Some of the roads that are drifted include Cottonwood, Gooch Hill, Love Lane and Jackson Cr. The County Road Department has every plow and vehicle out which totals 12 plow trucks and 6 larger vehicles. Multiple vehicles are being found stuck or abandoned in the roadways. Abandoned or stuck vehicles are preventing the plows from opening up the roadways. Local tow companies are coordinating with the County Road Department and Sheriff’s Office to remove cars and open roads.
At this time the County is requesting that the public limit traffic to essential travel only. This will allow workers to attempt to clear the roadways without being delayed by stuck cars. Local officials report that it has been about 18 years since we have experienced conditions like this.
State highways are maintained by the State Department of Transportation and are not included in this report.