PRAY, Mont. - Governor Greg Gianforte celebrated the reopening of the US Highway 89 bridge and visited with local businesses in Paradise Valley that have been impacted by the flooding on Thursday. 

Gov. Gianforte said, "89 is a lifeline to Gardiner and all of Paradise Valley traffic started going across this bridge just in the last hour. This is tremendous just praise for the Montana Department of Transportation and the private contractors who worked 13 hours shifts hauling 5,000 tons of rock to get that open back up because they knew how important that was." 

Originally published on montanarightnow.com, part of the TownNews Content Exchange.

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