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Bozeman Pass reopens after closure backed up I-90 East traffic to 19th Avenue

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Posted at 10:55 AM, May 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-09 09:27:50-04

UPDATE, 10:30 PM — The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office reported that all lanes of I-90 between Bozeman and Livingston were reopened as of 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.

For the most current update, click here.

UPDATE, 2:15 PM — A Gallatin County press release says I-90 eastbound remains closed and traffic is backed up to the 19th Avenue exit ramp in Bozeman.

The release said Gallatin County Search and Rescue is en route to assist in any stuck vehicles.

Gallatin County Sheriff Dan Springer tells MTN News the Sheriff's Office is headed to the scene with trac vehicles to see what needs there are.

The westbound lanes of I-90 are now open and traffic is moving.

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UPDATE, 11:50 AM — According to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, MDT is plowing I-90 westbound clear and traffic has started moving.

The Sheriff's Office says it will take some time for the backed-up traffic to feel the movement. Deputies can reach anyone stuck who is experiencing an emergency situation, but travelers are asked to call 911 only for emergencies and not for updates on the closure.

Despite the westbound movement, the MDT Traveler Information Map still indicates that I-90 remains closed in both directions between Bozeman and Livingston.

There is no word yet from MDT on when I-90 will reopen.

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BOZEMAN — Gallatin County 911 is asking the public not to call 911 for updates on when Bozeman Pass will reopen. The Pass is currently closed, both eastbound and westbound, and the agency does not have information about when it will reopen.

"911 is for emergency situations only. Help us keep our phone lines open for emergencies."

The Montana Department of Transportation says on its Traveler Information Map that I-90 between Bozeman and Livingston is closed in both directions due to stuck vehicles.

The MDT alert says to expect major delays.

We will update you as we get more information.