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7 a.m. Thursday 

Around 6 a.m. Thursday, Sheriff Leo Dutton said the emergency travel notice is no longer in effect for Lewis and Clark County. 

"Please travel with care and give school buses and snow plows extra room this morning," he said. 

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9 p.m. Wednesday 

Because of winter weather conditions, Sheriff Leo Dutton is encouraging emergency travel only in Lewis and Clark County. 

The notice took effect at 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

Central and Southern Lewis and Clark County will remain under a Winter Storm Warning until 11 a.m. Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, county residents should expect heavy and blowing snow, and visibility will be reduced to one-quarter mile or less at times.

The Helena Valley is expected to receive 2-3 inches of snow, and some parts of the county are expected to receive 3-5 inches with localized accumulations of 9 inches. 

"A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving," the National Weather Service cautioned.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5-1-1.

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