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Spring blizzard dumps most April snow since 2006

 

April 22, 2022

Crews work to clear snow from Highway 7 between Baker and Ekalaka on April 14.

According to the National Weather Service, Ekalaka received 21.5 inches of snow during last week's blizzard. By 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11.5 inches had accumulated, another 7.5 had fallen by 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday saw 2.5 inches. The snow resulted in 1.41 inches of precipitation.

By 1 p.m. on Wednesday, the Montana Department of Transportation had closed Highway 7 from Ekalaka to Wibaux, as well as Highway 323 to Alzada and portions of Highway 212. Highway 323 reopened on Friday afternoon while Highway 7 to Baker remained closed until around 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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