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Sean Foust begins the arduous job Tuesday morning of removing a large spruce tree that blew over at his mother's house in the Franklin School neighborhood during Monday's storm. The tree just missed the home where Foust's mother has lived for 30 years.

Mountain Line buses announced a few detours to their routes Tuesday morning, but all lines are running despite damage from Monday night's severe thunderstorm in Missoula.

Route 3 won’t miss any stops, but will detour one block from Dickens, using Turner and Cooley streets.

Route 5 can’t travel on Van Buren street around Cherry Street. Instead, Route 5 will use Madison Street to Greenough to Lolo, then back to Van Buren, both inbound and outbound. Stops are unavailable from Burger King on Broadway to Lolo Street on Van Buren.

Bill Pfeiffer, community outreach coordinator for Mountain Line, said the best thing riders in the lower Rattlesnake can do is to use bus stops on Greenough Drive, either at Lolo Street or Greenough Park, in order to head into town.

Seventh Street is blocked off near Reserve because of downed power lines, so Route 9 will take Third to Reserve to Clements around Hilberta and Seventh. Stops on Hilberta and Seventh won’t be available.

The Mountain Line Facebook and Twitter feeds will be updated as soon as there is new information, Pfeiffer said.

He suggests riders use the Mountain Line app that shows real-time bus tracking, so riders can see exactly where the buses are while they’re waiting. 

“As soon as we can, we’ll be back to normal,” Pfeiffer said. “All of our routes are running.”

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