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Melting snow leads to floods


Last updated 4/11/2023 at 11:57am

Havre Daily News/Pam Burke

The tail end of a miles-long ice jam on the Milk River impedes water flow and raises the water level in the river east of Havre Sunday morning. Along with ice jams, rapidly melting snow is raising water levels and causing flooding, including along local highways like U.S. Highway 2, U.S. Highway 87 and Montana highways 232, 234 and 241. Flood watches and advisories are in effect in the area.

The warmer weather finally is melting off months of accumulated snow, but with the melting snow is coming flooding,

Montana Department of Transportation's online road report map this morning warned of water across the road on U.S. Highway 87 near Big Sandy, on U.S. Highway 2 just east of Kremlin, on Montana Highway 232 just south of the Canadian border, and on Montana Highway 241 just outside of Harlem.

National Weather Service has a flood warning in effect through Wednesday for northern Blaine and western Hill counties and all of Liberty County along with western and southern Chouteau Co...

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