HELENA, Mont. - A vehicle crash north of Helena is causing complete blockage of both northbound lanes on I-15, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.
Travelers should expect delays.
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT... The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air quality alert for Beaverhead, Carbon, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark, Madison, Missoula, Park, Pondera, Powder River, Powell, Ravalli, and Sweet Grass counties in effect until further notice, due to increasing particulate concentrations from local and regional fires. This alert will be updated again at 9 AM MDT 7/27/21. An Air Quality Alert means that particulates have been trending upwards and that an exceedence of the 24 hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has occurred or may occur in the near future. As of 9 AM MDT, Particulate levels in Bozeman, Broadus, and Dillon are Unhealthy. As of 9 AM MDT, Particulate levels in Frenchtown, Hamilton, Helena, Lewistown, Malta, and Seeley Lake are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. As of 9 AM MDT, Particulate levels in Butte, Cut Bank, Great Falls, Missoula are Moderate. When air quality is Unhealthy... State and local health officials recommend that people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should avoid prolonged exertion; everyone else should limit prolonged exertion. When air quality is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups... State and local health officials recommend that people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should limit prolonged exertion. When air quality is Moderate... State and local health officials recommend that unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion. For more information visit the Montana Department of Environmental Quality at http://todaysair.mt.gov
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT TUESDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Hot temperatures. High temperatures in the mid 90s to near 100 degrees, with slow cooling through the evening hours. * WHERE...Cascade, Judith Basin, Meagher, Blaine, Chouteau, Hill, Liberty, Broadwater, Jefferson and Central and Southern Lewis and Clark Counties. * WHEN...From 6 AM Tuesday to Midnight MDT Tuesday Night. * IMPACTS...These hot temperatures may significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working outside, or participating in outdoor activities. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. &&
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