Montana News

Jun 4, 2013 12:44 AM by KRTV

Montana flooding; links, viewer photos

Several areas in central and north Montana have been hit by flooding.

Among the areas affected: Belt Creek, Hays, Lewistown, Winifred, and Rocky Boy.

The Montana Department of Transportation reported the following road incidents and closures on Monday:

- Road Closed on US-191 - five miles south of the Fred Robinson Bridge to the junction with MT 66 at milepost 83.6.

- US 191 from Bohemian Corner to Dy Junction north of Grass Range. Road closure due to flooding as of 9 a.m. on Monday, June 3rd. There is flooding on the road at milepost 73 and from milepost 103 to 104. The water is estimated to be at least one foot deep in some spots and is dangerous from traffic. Travelers will need to find an alternate route.

- 24 and 24.5 miles east of Hilger - there is 3.5 inches of water on the road at both locations. Traffic is moving through both areas.

- Approximately two miles south of the Lodgepole turnoff on MT 66 - 35 mph reduced speed over the bridge while flooding conditions are favorable.

The Missouri River near Landusky (Phillips County) is expected to reach minor flood stage on Tuesday.

Near Glasgow, the Milk River is expected to continue rising. A crest of 28 feet is predicted for sometime Tuesday afternoon, which would lead to minor flooding in Valley County.

We're also watching the Big Sandy Creek near Havre for flooding. It is already at moderate flood stage and is expected to continue rising, however, an expected crest for this location is not available right now.

Click here for more information about flood stages for the rivers listed above.

Click here to visit the MDT website for updated information on road closures and maps.

Click here to see more viewer photos, or upload your own.

This photo of the post office in Hays was taken by Shuree Zander:

Post office in Hays

Brandon Udelhoven shared this photo from near Winifred and says: "We have received almost 3.5 inches over night and all the creeks are flooding and washing away roads and crossings. My father says this is the most water he's seen in his 62 years of life."

Flooding near Winifred

This photo from Kris Allen shows flooding at Beaver Creek Park in Hill County:

Flooding at Beaver Creek Park

Photo from Andre Zollars in Lewistown who says: "Getting it good here in Lewistown. City has dug a trench at the end of 6th Ave S. to direct overflow of Big Spring Creek."

Flooding in Lewistown

From Melissa Rick: "Beaver Creek flooding, west of Havre, MT, near Evergreen Campgrounds."

Flooding near Havre