Flooding Continues Along Ox Creek Affecting Belcourt in Rolette County

...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL ROLETTE
COUNTY...INCLUDING THE CITY OF BELCOURT...UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY...

TRIBAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS REPORT THAT FLOODING CONTINUES
ALONG OX CREEK...FROM BELCOURT LAKE SPILLWAY...TO THE CITY OF
BELCOURT. WATER IS STILL FLOWING THROUGH THE SPILLWAY AND BACKING UP
DOWNSTREAM IN OX CREEK DUE TO ICE CONGESTION.

TRIBAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORT A PORTION OF U.S HIGHWAY 281 IN
BELCOURT REMAINS CLOSED. SUB FREEZING TEMPERATURES HAVE CAUSED
INCREASED ICE CONGESTION AND THE HIGH WATER IS EXPANDING IN COVERAGE
IN BELCOURT. SANDBAGGING AND ICE CLEARING EFFORTS HAVE BEEN
SUSPENDED THIS EVENING...DUE TO BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.
HOWEVER...OFFICIALS REPORT NO ADDITIONAL HOMES OR BUSINESSES HAVE
BEEN AFFECTED BY FLOOD WATERS.

THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR THE FLOOD THREAT TO CONTINUE THROUGH
FRIDAY...AND POSSIBLY INTO SATURDAY...UNTIL OX CREEK IS CLEARED
SUFFICIENTLY TO HANDLE THE OUTFLOW FROM BELCOURT LAKE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. CONTINUE TO
MONITOR LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS
SITUATION.



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