The Montana Department of Transportation closed Interstate 94 Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from Billings to the border with North Dakota due to extremely heavy snow fall. Brandon Bigelbach with the National Weather Service in Glasgow on the forecast for conditions in the Northeast region of Montana.
Montana Still In Need Of Snow Plow Drivers This Winter
The Montana Department of Transportation is warning it could take longer to clear snow off of highways this winter because the state can’t hire enough snow plow drivers. Northern News Network’s Eric Young reports. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/12-03_637.mp3
Highway Fatalities In Montana Higher Than Last Year
Vision Zero reports as of October 19th highway fatalities in Montana were up 14.8% compared to this time last year. The Department of Transportation is reporting more risky behavior like speeding impaired driving and not using seatbelts. Vision Zero is urging drivers to be more responsible on roads and is applying for grants in order to increa...
MDT Recruiting Snowplow Drivers Ahead of Winter Season
The Montana Department of Transportation is looking to hire for hundreds of snowplow driver positions across the state by recruiting early and looking for part-time temporary drivers. As an incentive they can hire people with no experience and train them to operate the snowplows and then get their commercial drivers’ license. Currently there a...