A snowstorm has blanketed parts of Montana and Washington, DC, for more than a week, forcing residents to endure the harsh weather.
Snowfall totals in Montana climbed to 14.1 inches on Thursday morning from 13.6 inches Monday night.
The heavy snowfall is the fourth-highest snowfall total since the U.S. began keeping track in the 1940s.
The snowfall amounts are the highest recorded in Washington state, where residents in Mount Rainier National Park have been forced to shovel snow to stay warm.
“We’re going to be really lucky to be on the roads today,” park rangers told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
In Montana, the state’s National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for several counties, including Helena and Bozeman.
Residents are warned to take precautions in the snow, such as wearing gloves, wearing long pants, not using air conditioners and not leaving children unattended.
While there are no major snowfalls in Washington, Washington Gov.
Jay Inslee (D) said he expects a snowstorm to dump up to two feet of snow in the state.
Rainfall totals were expected to be as high as 5 feet for much of Montana’s Upper Peninsula on Tuesday, but a rain event is forecast for Thursday.
This story has been updated to include information from Washington State Department of Ecology and the US Forest Service.