The National Weather Service says more rain is expected Thursday across western Montana, where the ground is already saturated by rain and snowmelt.

The 60-mile stretch of Interstate 90 from Hardin to the Wyoming line reopened Wednesday after being closed for days due to flooding. Officials are now able to move supplies to the community of Lodge Grass, which had been cut off.

Flood warnings have been issued for 36 Montana counties as heavy rain and melting snowpack caused waterways across the state to rise rapidly.

West of the Crow reservation, about a foot of water from the Rock Creek and Red Lodge Creek rushed through the streets of the small town of Joliet. About 100 of about 300 houses in the town had taken in water in their basements or lower levels.

Story from The Associated Press