Flooding hits parts of Granite County

Posted at 10:23 AM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 19:43:28-04

MISSOULA – The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a small stream flood advisory for rain and snowmelt in northeastern Granite County until 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Emergency management reported on Monday that smaller creeks had started to flood county roads west and south of the town of Hall.

Additional rainfall amounts could total in the ½”-to-1″ range, which combined with snowmelt will enhance flooding on small creeks including Upper and Lower Willow creeks and Douglas Creek.

The Granite County Sheriff’s Office reports that Lower Willow Creek Road has been reopened after part of the roadway was washed out on Monday.

Water is also being reported across some local roads in areas east of Hall.

Free sandbags are available to the public at the Granite County Road Department shops in Philipsburg and Hall.

The Clark Fork River near Drummond is also on the rise and expected to approach flood stage in the next 24 hours.

Granite County flooding
(photo credit: Granite County Sheriff’s Office)