By Alex FadnessPosted February 12, 2018 07:00:00More than $7.5 million in storm damage was caused by the winter storm, which also dumped snow, hail and ice on the area.
The National Weather Service reported that the snow storm caused $8,054,000 in damage in Montana.
The snow and ice caused the loss of more than 1,300 structures, according to the National Weather Services.
The Montana National Guard has been dispatched to assist the storm response.
Snowmelt and heavy rains caused damage to roads and power lines in the region.
According to the Montana Emergency Management Agency, some communities experienced more than 10 inches of snowfall and up to 2 feet of rain in some areas.
The agency said heavy rain was expected on Wednesday, and winds of 70 mph were expected throughout the day.
The storm also caused significant damage to vehicles, including snowplows, in the area, the National Guard reported.
The weather service said the National Park Service has sent out an advisory to allow access to certain areas.
Residents should monitor local and state-of-the-art weather radar and satellite imagery to determine when snow conditions are likely to be available, the agency said.
In other areas, a large swath of the snow has fallen, with some areas seeing more than six inches.
In some places, a quarter-inch of snow has been reported.
Snowfall totals are expected to be around 7 inches in some places and up as high as 11 inches, the weather service reported.
The snow and cold could bring up to three inches of additional snow, it said.
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