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Trout Creek residents get creative in travel


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RUNNING THE WATERWAY – Elizabeth Haagenson transports home a take-out pizza after work one evening. She has joined many other Trout Creek residents in utilizing the Noxon Reservoir for their commutes to and from work. Since the bridge closure on Highway 200, a normal drive of less than 10 miles became a 50-mile trek. Kayaks, boats, Jet Skis and WaveRunners have been main modes of transportation for many and will continue to do so until the bridge reopens.

When the Montana Highway 200 bridge west of Trout Creek closed a few weeks ago, residents were faced with a predicament. For many, their normal, daily commute to work increased from a mere five to 10 miles to a 50-mile jaunt - one way.

Spending over two hours driving to and from work every day...

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