Flood Watch

May 28, 2011 10:48 AM by KRTV

Flood Watch: road closures, videos, resources

>>> Many communities in Montana have been hit hard by flooding. Several agencies are working to assist people who have been displaced or affected by the floods.

Financial contributions to help the Montana Red Cross manage flooding and other disasters statewide can be made by calling 1-800-ARC-MONT (800-272-6668). You can also send checks made checks payable to "Montana Red Cross" and send them to: 1300 28th Street South, Third Floor, Great Falls, MT 59405

People who would like to volunteer can go to VolunteerMatch.org and look for Red Cross opportunities in their community as they come available.

Volunteer opportunities are also available through the United Way at YouCanVolunteer.org.

The Intermountain chapter of The Salvation Army is accepting donations to assist flood victims; visit the website to learn more.

>>> Click here to see viewer-submitted photos of flooding from across central and southeastern Montana, and add your own. Click here to watch extended aerial video of the flood damage.

>>> Here is the latest information on road closures and alerts from the Montana Department of Transportation. The MDT notes: "Conditions can change quickly and flooding impacts are wide spread. Information may change between posted updates."

Information below is current as of Friday, May 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm. Visit the MDT website to check for updated information before you travel.

Interstate Routes

I-90 milepost 348 - Greeley Creek there are areas of water on the road
I-90 milepost 337 to 349 - East of Livingston the road is now open

State Routes

MT 200 milepost 243.5 - East of Jordan at Flowing Wells the shoulder of the road has dropped. Travelers should expect reduced speeds and narrow lanes through the area.
MT-200/US-87 milepost 94 to 95 - East of Lewistown to west of Grass Range the road is closed
MT-66 milepost 16.6 - North of Hays the road now open with reduced speeds
MT-78 milepost 15.5 - West of Red Lodge there are reduced speeds due to a slide

US Routes

US-12/MT-3 - Harlowton to Forsyth the road is closed
US-191 milepost 10.1 - 10 miles north of Lewistown the road is open. Detour in place to bypass bridge.
US-191 milepost 58 - Gallatin Canyon at Greek Creek crews on site with work zone doing clean up, guardrail repairs, and monitoring.
US-191 milepost 85.7 - near Mobridge a slide has reduced roadway to single-lane traffic. Traffic control devices are in place.
US-2 milepost 123 - Lake McDonald there is water on the road
US-212 milepost 70 - Rockvale to Boyd the road open with areas of water on the road
US-212 milepost 96.1 - 5 miles south of Red Lodge has water in the eastbound lanes
US-212 milepost 52 - East of Ashland there is a partial lane closure with reduced speeds
US-87N milepost 24.8 - 5 miles north of the Junction with S-244 at Flat Willow Creek has water on the road, single lane traffic, and flaggers
US-87/MT-200 milepost 68 to 70 - east of Eddie's Corner the road is open with areas of water on the road
US-87S milepost 47.5 - Junction US-12 south of Roundup the road is closed

Secondary Routes

S-244 milepost 6.7 - South of Winnett has water on the road
S-310 milepost 40.5 - South of US-12 the road is closed
S 313 between St. Xavier and Fort Smith the road has been reopened. Truck traffic will not be allowed to cross bridge and should find an alternate route
S-323 milepost 17.8 - Alzada to Ekalaka the road is open with reduced speeds
S-418 milepost 3.7 (aka Blue Creek) the road is open with areas of water on the road
S-421 milepost 17 - Junction with MT-78 2 miles south of Columbus to Junction with US-212 south of Joliet the road is open
S-426 milepost 15.5 - Northwest of Lewistown the road is closed
S-451 - North of Garryowen to US-212 there is water on the road
S-463 in Lodge Grass the road is now open with areas of water on the road
S-466 - South of Lewistown there is water on the road
S-522 near Huntley (aka Northern Avenue) the bridge is closed

Other Routes

X-34448 milepost 6 - I-90 Frontage Road the road is closed
X-81018E milepost 21.5 (West of Forsyth Frontage Road) the road is now open
X-81014 - East Interchange to Greycliff Interchange the road is closed
X-81020E - Terry Frontage Road is closed due to sloughing of the roadway
Old Hwy 87 about 1 mile north of Garryowen has water on the road


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