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Worst of Hill County flooding is over


Rapid snowmelt Thursday overwhelmed city street drains in Havre and creek beds in Beaver Creek Park, but officials say the damage was far from severe and expect the worst is over.

"This is a pretty normal thing for us. You get a big runoff, whether it's a rain or a big snowmelt," Hill County planner Clay Vincent said this morning. "Now most of it's gone and we have to deal with the cleanup."

Ponds accumulated on city streets, particularly where First Street joins with U.S. Highway 2 Northeast and on Sixth Avenue, as water ran faster than the system could drain it away, Havre director of pub...

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