A spring snowstorm yesterday dumped up to 21 inches of snow in the Philipsburg area.

And the kids got a day off from school due to a power outage.

Nearly two feet of wet, heavy snow caused a transmission outage that left the rural community in the dark from late Monday night through 12:30 p-m Tuesday.

NorthWestern Energy's Claudia Rapkoch (RAP'-cook) says the snow caused other outages in Anaconda, Deer Lodge and Drummond. She says the Anaconda Job Corps was without power for several hours.

Elsewhere, the National Weather Service says Basin had 14 inches of snow, with 12 inches at Boulder and Jefferson City, and eleven inches at Lewistown.

The storm system brought rain to other points in Montana.