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MT fire crews help clear 147 miles of road after Sandy

By Will Wadley, KECI Weekend Anchor, wwadley@keci.com
Published On: Nov 10 2012 05:06:18 PM MST
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

Montana fire crews dispatched to New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy relief helped clear 147 miles of road Friday.

The millions east coasters hit by the hurricane two weeks ago got slammed again a few days ago with a snow packed winter storm, but our Montana fire crews are using their saws to make good work of the damage.

"People are doing well, said Lolo National Forest firefighter Holly Maloney. “When the nor'easter came through and dumped about 8 inches of heavy wet snow, we were all prepared for it, it was like being back home, so we're doing well.”

Public information officers said he expect the team to complete their mission in one county, Burlington, soon.

No word yet on when the crews will be relieved and will get to come home.