Gov. Steve Bullock has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency on the Blackfeet, Fort Belknap, and Northern Cheyenne reservations and in Glacier and Golden Valley Counties.

The declaration is in response to extreme cold and blizzard conditions with drifting snow, impacting most of Northwestern and Southeastern Montana. The State Emergency Coordination Center began preparations and assistance for the storm event last week.

Bullock also issued an executive order for an extension of hours of operation for fuel delivery statewide.