Justin Masters, left, headed over to get the street free from fallen tree appendages and garbage as he was driving along First Road East in Kalispell on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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 With him are First Road East occupants Imprint Norton, front, and Sean Goodwin, back, who emerged from their homes to assist Experts with clearing the bigger measured appendages.

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The bulk of the outages were around Flathead Lake in Lakeside, Somers and Bigfork. Other outages were reported along Farm to Market Road south of Whitefish,

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Kalispell Fire Department Engine 631 finishes up a call for a structure fire along Second Avenue East in Kalispell on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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Northwest Montana’s first significant winter storm of the season delivered slick roads, widespread power outages and school closures Wednesday morning.

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in Kalispell along Meridian and Oregon Street, east of U.S. 2 in Evergreen, and in the Lake Blaine area.

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Fallen tree limbs and branches across the sidewalk on First Avenue East in Kalispell on Wednesday, Nov. 2

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As many as 10,000 homes were without electricity at one point early Wednesday, according to Flathead Electric Co-op spokesperson Courtney Stone.

Justin Masters pulls fallen tree limbs and branches off the roadway along First Avenue East in Kalispell on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Masters was driving along First Avenue East when he pulled over to clear up the debris that had fallen from a snowstorm

source:Casey Kreider