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As Montana Thaws, Record Snowfall Causes Widespread Flooding

By Nick Visser

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new storm brought more snow to areas of Montana where hundreds of people have been left cut off by swollen rivers and impassable waterlogged roads.

Authorities warned that the new precipitation Monday night and Tuesday could make the flooding worse. The snow was expected to move Tuesday into neighboring Wyoming where members of the National Guard were helping to protect two towns threatened by high water.

The National Weather Service said 1 to 6 inches of snow could fall in the flooded areas of Montana and Wyoming before Tuesday night.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock declared a flood emergency …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green