With temperatures soaring to highs not seen in months, melting snow has forced the closure of some rural roads in Lamont County. 

Range Road 192 between Highway 15 and Township Road 550 and Range Road 192 between Township Road 541 and Township Road 542, south of the towns of Lamont and Chipman, are closed due to water pooling on the roads. 

“With the majority of Lamont County roads being gravelled, it can significantly cause damage to the road structure, for example, creating soft spots and damage to the integrity of the road,” said Lamont County communications coordinator Jay Zaal. 

Zaal added more roads could close temporarily as the spring thaw continues. Updates will be posted to the Lamont County Facebook page and Twitter. Information can also be found on their website here. 

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