Montana Red Cross opens shelter in Dillon after Monida Pass closes stranding travelers

Posted at 10:10 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 16:14:17-04

DILLON - The American Red Cross of Montana has opened a shelter at Keltz Arena, E. Poindexter St. at the University of Montana-Western in Dillon, in response to blizzard-like conditions that have led to the closure of I-15 from both the Montana and Idaho sides of the border.

The pass will remain closed throughout the night, and several travelers are stranded in the area.

Red Cross shelters provide meals, a warm place to stay, information and access to other community resources. Everyone is welcome at a Red Cross shelter, and all services are free. The Red Cross does not discriminate based on nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, disability, political opinions, sexual orientation or gender identity. No reservations are required. Service animals are welcome.

For up-to-date information and alerts about emergencies in your area, download the Red Cross emergency app from your app store. It’s free and available to both iPhone and Android users.

Families who need services should call the Montana Red Cross at 800-272-6668.