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Ice Jams Cause Yellowstone River Flooding

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Yellowstone County officials say residents near Laurel have been evacuated from their homes because of flooding.

County disaster and emergency services coordinator Duane Winslow says Byam Road was closed Friday due to flooding from the Yellowstone River.

Resident Travis Berumen tells the Billings Gazette there is 4 feet of water in his basement.

The flooding is from ice jams in the river. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings and advisories for much of the central and southwestern parts of Montana.

Warm temperatures and freezing rain this week have made for treacherous conditions as heavy snowfall from February melts. The conditions have caused avalanches and flooded roadways.

The weather service says the flooding threat will continue into the weekend.

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