Freeze warning issued for northwest Montana

The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a freeze warning for the Kootenai/Cabinet region of northwest Montana in effect from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.