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Icy Roads Lead to Highway Fatality, School Delays in Western MT

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MISSOULA -

Icy roads from falling freezing rain created dangerous travel conditions for drivers all across Western Montana on Thursday morning.

In Ravalli County, emergency personnel were on the scene of a fatal accident near Hamilton High School. The Montana Department of Transportation reported that there was a multi-vehicle accident was reported around 7:30 a.m. The area is closed to traffic.  MDOT said to expect the road to be closed for some time on Thursday as law enforcement will be investigating the scene of the crash. Drivers are expected to take Secondary Highway 269 to Fairgrounds Road to Freeze Lane and back to S-269.

Also, Corvallis School District officials said that school buses were delayed two hours because of slippery road ways. They said classes will start on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

In Sanders County, Thompson Falls Public Schools said that buses were running on the Montana Highway 200 route only. They added that due to the extreme road conditions no other buses were taking children to school on Thursday, although classes were in session as usual.

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