Heavy snow in the mountains and a significant amount in the valleys is expected through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

There were several accidents on western Montana roads on Monday due to snowy conditions and drivers losing control, says Captain Jim Kitchin from the Montana Highway Patrol.

A Missoula man was charged with felony strangulation and misdemeanor partner or family member assault after an argument about family finances.

Winter Weather Advisory for western Montana until 9:00 a.m. due to anywhere from two to five inches of snow in the valleys.