Morton County: Watch out for localized flooding this week

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Morton County Emergency Management is advising county residents to be aware that some localized flooding could occur from significant snowmelt and subsequent runoff in drainages and creeks as daytime temperatures reach into the 50s and 60s this week.

The Lower Heart Water Resource District is pumping water out of the Dead Heart Slough west of Mandan along Business Loop I-94 to help ease additional water runoff for people and property in that area. 

City and County officials continue to monitor rivers, roads and bridges for rising water and are taking precautionary measures with residents as needed. The County has closed numerous roads due to water overflow to include:

  • 38th Ave east of Flasher
  • Section of 67th St east of Flasher
  • County Road 82 about 1 mile NW of St. Anthony
  • 35th Ave between Hwy 21 and 67th St east of Flasher
  • 63 1/2 St between 36th Ave and County Road 83 NE of Flasher about 2 miles
  • 35th Ave east of Flasher between Hwy 21 and 67th St

County Road 140 north of Hebron, which was closed since last week, is now opened.

The county is monitoring the Cannonball River as well, and water appears to be flowing fine and ice is minimal at Breien.

Several other roads throughout the county have high water along the edges and motorists should drive cautiously.

Morton County Highway Department has flagged most of those areas to alert motorists to slow down. Ft. Lincoln campground is temporarily closed due to flooding.

You can stay up-to-date with potential flood impacts within Morton County and view preparation tips at https://www.co.morton.nd.us/floodmaps.

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