Several wrecks plague I-90 so far this year in western Montana

  • Source: Clark Fork Valley Press
  • Published: 01/10/2019 12:00 AM

It has been a busy year so far for area emergency crews with several wrecks along Interstate 90. They include a morning semi-truck crash on New Year’s Day. The incident blocked one lane of traffic near Mile Marker 28 just 16 miles east of Haugan until 1:30 p.m. A semi-truck carrying kegs, bottles and cans of beer was traveling too fast for the icy conditions and jack-knifed. It went off the interstate and tipped over at approximately 10 a.m. The truck landed dangerously close to electrical lines and power needed to be cut before West End emergency crews could retrieve the truck. The driver was not injured. The tow truck called to remove the semi broke down and it was not removed from I-90 until the following day. By 11 a.m. crews were called to another incident just a mile away — at Mile Marker 29 — where a semi-truck hit an elk. No injuries were reported. By 11:30 a.m. another incident, a slide-off, was reported further west at Mile Marker 17, again with no injuries.


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