Spring flooding is causing major problems in Lamont County.
 
As of Monday morning (Apr.23), the county declared a local state of emergency.
 
Six homes are being monitored and may be ordered to evacuate.
 
"It's only for rural areas, the town is fine," said Lamont County communications coordinator Heather Atkinson.
 
A particularly bad area is just past Chipman on Range Road 184 (both north and south of Highway 15).
 
"Please do not drive through water because there could be hidden hazards or the road could collapse."
 
Atkinson also advised against driving around road closed signs.
 
Lamont County is currently working to bring in resources such as pumps and personnel to help.
 
If residents do see water running over the roads, they should call the flood report number, 780-895-2547 extension 261.
 
Elk Island Public Schools recently cancelled all buses in the area on Monday.
 
Within the next 24 hours the county will know more on the risks surrounding the on-land and creek flooding. More to come.
 
 

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