Essex evacuation order lifted, US 2 will reopen Monday

By | August 30, 2015

The Hungry Horse News reports that with rain and cooler temperatures over the Sheep Fire, Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry has lifted the mandatory evacuation of Essex, effective 6 a.m. Monday. In addition, U.S. Highway 2 will reopen through the fire area, with pilot cars escorting vehicles from mile marker 176.8 to mile marker 185, which is from Schellinger Gravel to Bear Creek. Vehicles will not be able to stop in the area. Read the full story here.


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