As it often does, the ice has piled up at the bend in the Bitterroot River on the north end of Hamilton, just upriver from the Veterans Bridge of US 93. The number of motorists stopping and taking photos has increased through the past couple of weeks. And, I've seen some drone coverage of the icy surface.

So far, no reports of dangerous ice jams that might cause flooding in Ravalli County, though the temperatures are heading back into the deep freeze this week with highs in the 20s and lows near zero. Be careful around river ice. The thickness varies greatly from foot to foot. Stay off the ice!