A state of local emergency remains in effect in Lamont County, largely due to high water in Tagore Estates.
At a special meeting Monday afternoon (Apr.28), Lamont County council chose to keep the state of emergency in place.
The county is monitoring the situation in Tagore Estates, in the south half of the county, where very high water is putting some families at risk of being stranded. The county said there is the possibility of more water being released into Tagore Estates from the Blackfoot Recreation area.
The county reported that the rest of the south half of the area is largely recovering.
There is still significant ice in the north half of the county, which will remain at risk of flooding and road washouts as water moves through to the river, covering some roads over the next few days. Numerous road closures are still in effect.
Families whose homes were previously surrounded by water are now able to move freely after public works staff worked over the weekend to reduce water levels.
The county will reevaluate the state of local emergency on Thursday. In the meantime, residents are reminded to continue to exercise caution and obey road closures.