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Floodwaters knock over power poles near Tower Street

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MISSOULA - Missoula County is saying that floodwaters have brought down power poles at the end of Tower Street, spanning across the river to Schmidt Lane. 

Power lines are in the water and are causing a significant safety hazard for anyone recreating on the Clark Fork River. The utility company has de-energized the lines and several power cables are arched across the river. 

The Incident Management Team is working in conjunction with Fish Wildlife and Parks and Northwestern Energy to address the utility lines across the river.

Missoula County said that they are experiencing an increase in debris from trees, outbuildings and trailer homes breaking up and floating down river due to flooding. 

Fishing access sites are currently closed in the area and extreme caution is advised for those working in or around flood waters. 

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