The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

2017 Blizzard in October


October 11, 2017

One of Grandma Moses paintings is titled, "It snows, oh it snows".

Those were the operative words around here last week when snow started falling Monday afternoon and by Monday night the power was off from Havre to Malta, blizzard like winds blew huge branches and sometimes whole trees to the ground and as Tuesday morning dawned, there were downed power lines all over parts of Chouteau, Hill, Blaine and Phillips County.

Observers think that Big Sandy got around 24 inches of snow and many places in the Bear Paw Mountains report getting over 30 inches of snow. Havre got around 15 inches of...

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