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Flooding Continues Along Axtell-Gateway Road

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Residents in Gallatin Gateway along the Gallatin River continue to experience flooding due to the ice jam that started last month.

Emergency Management Officials said the flooding is not going to disappear anytime soon.

Jack Anderson's house sits right off Axtell-Gateway Road. He said high waters hasn't stopped him from driving up and down the road to get to his house.

"It hasn't been difficult, but there are times it's a little grabby at certain points," said Anderson.

He said the last couple of days the flooding has gotten worse.

"Somehow the water tended to come this side of the bridge and hog all of Axtell-Gateway road," said Anderson.

Currently, the ice jam is flowing through the west channel of the river.

"The bulk of the water is flowing off to the west side toward to the Axtell-Gateway road, which is putting water along those houses and the road," said Patrick Lonergan, Gallatin County Emergency Management Director.

Right now, there are 18 structures affected by this ice jam on Axtell-Gateway Road.

"Most of the houses that are presently impacted have water around the houses, but they are not inhabitable," said Lonergan.

Lonergan recommends that everyone affected by the ice jam has an evacuation plan in place because ice jams are unpredictable and can change quickly.

"People should know how they are going to protect their houses and what they are going to bring if they need to evacuate," said Lonergan.

And for Anderson, he is hoping for the best.

"I'm just watching my house pretty carefully and make sure the whole river system does not go to my house," said Anderson.

Lonergan said right now no formal evacuations are in effect.

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