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Georgetown Lake receives more than 12 inches of snow

By Grace Ditzler, KTVM Reporter, gditzler@ktvm.com
Published On: Sep 26 2013 02:33:36 PM MDT
GEORGETOWN LAKE, Mont. -

The heavy snow has damaged power lines, leaving many people without power.

"It is kind of the game when you live up at 6,000 feet, you have to take it as it comes," said Jerry Bailey, a Georgetown Lake resident.

Jerry Bailey and Edward Abbott were warming up in a local diner when we ran into them.

"We lost a lot of trees in the area," Bailey said, "powers out in some of the area, everyone worries about the ice in the trees and the power lines."

Edward said it's not all bad though, and the storm will likely be beneficial in the long run.

"I think it's not a problem, the moisture is good and it will melt in a day or two," he said.

And he said that once he's done cleaning up, he will enjoy the scenery.

"I love it, it is beautiful," he said, "a day full of work shoveling and cleaning trees, then you get to play outside."

A crew was working on those fallen power lines.

A representative from Northwestern Energy showed us a line that fell because of the heavy snow alone, and explained others have been damaged or knocked down by trees and branches.