A local state of emergency is not a time to play around.
 
Lamont County issued a state of emergency due to flooding on Monday (Apr.23). As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, flooding continued with the worst areas being the east and northeast areas.
 
Fourty-four roads have been closed.
 
"Because we are in a state of local emergency, if people move a barricade and somebody gets injured as a result there’s a fine of up to a year in jail and $10,000, so keep barricades where you see them," said the county's communications officer Heather Atkinson.
 
According to the county, many of the currently closed roads should reopen on Wednesday evening.
 
"I understand that people want to think they’re able to go through and they’re able to handle it, but we’re thinking about our resident's safety and people driving through our county who aren’t aware of our situation," she stated.
 
The full list of road closures can be found on the Lamont County's website.
Flooding in Lamont 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 RR 161 north of Andrew. A list of roads currently closed is attached to this notice. Please note: This list is only accurate as of 5:00pm, April 24. Roads are closed as necessity requires and opened as repairs are made. Please watch for barriers, and do not drive on closed roads. For your safety, drive with extreme caution as sinkholes are a distinct possibility and can happen without warning. Public Works crews will be working over night 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, please report it to 780-895-2547 ext. 261. A new update will be provided in the morning, unless the situation significantly changes

Read more: http://www.lamontcounty.ca/blogs/show_entry/9666
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Update April 24,2018, 5:30 p.m. - Flooding in Lamont 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 RR 161 north of Andrew. A list of roads currently closed is attached to this notice. Please note: This list is only accurate as of 5:00pm, April 24. Roads are closed as necessity requires and opened as repairs are made. Please watch for barriers, and do not drive on closed roads. For your safety, drive with extreme caution as sinkholes are a distinct possibility and can happen without warning. Public Works crews will be working over night 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, please report it to 780-895-2547 ext. 261. A new update will be provided in the morning, unless the situation significantly changes.

Read more: http://www.lamontcounty.ca/blogs/show_entry/9666
Copyright © Lamont County
Update April 24,2018, 5:30 p.m. - Flooding in Lamont 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 RR 161 north of Andrew. A list of roads currently closed is attached to this notice. Please note: This list is only accurate as of 5:00pm, April 24. Roads are closed as necessity requires and opened as repairs are made. Please watch for barriers, and do not drive on closed roads. For your safety, drive with extreme caution as sinkholes are a distinct possibility and can happen without warning. Public Works crews will be working over night 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, please report it to 780-895-2547 ext. 261. A new update will be provided in the morning, unless the situation significantly changes.

Read more: http://www.lamontcounty.ca/blogs/show_entry/9666
Copyright © Lamont County
Please do not remove barricades, or you may be liable in case of injury. Fines include $10,000 and/or up to 1 year in jail.

Read more: http://www.lamontcounty.ca/blogs/show_entry/9666
Copyright © Lamont County
Please do not remove barricades, or you may be liable in case of injury. Fines include $10,000 and/or up to 1 year in jail.

Read more: http://www.lamontcounty.ca/blogs/show_entry/9666
Copyright © Lamont County

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