As of 7 p.m. on Apr. 24: There's some good and bad news in an update on Lamont County's local state of emergency.
First the good news, spring flooding in the county south of Highway 29 is beginning to recede in some areas.
In the northeast, however, water continues to rise as snow and ice melts, with the most serious area being Range Road 161 north of Andrew.
More than 200 areas have reported flooding. A voluntary evacuation has been issued for six families in an area just east of Chipman, they have chosen to stay.
Elk Island Public Schools buses won't be running once again due to the frail road conditions. A list of roads currently closed can be viewed at the bottom of this page (as of 5 p.m.).
The county is reminding residents not to drive on closed roads. Sinkholes are a distinct possibility and can happen without warning.
Public works crews will be working overnight to confirm road status and monitor hazardous areas for changes.
If you observe hazardous road conditions (floods and/or washouts) that appear to be unmarked report it to 780-895-2547 ext. 261.

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