Work crews in central Montana on Sunday began repairing two washouts of a backcountry road as part of a plan to get to another washout on a larger road that has for a week cut off more than 300 people in a rural area near the town of Roundup.

Roundup resident Chris Holmes says it's unclear when repairs might be complete, and that supplies will continue to be brought by boat to the residents isolated by flooding from the Musselshell River.

Meanwhile on Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased the release of water at Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River to a record 65,000 cubic feet per second as the reservoir reached a record level of 2,251.7 feet above sea level.

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