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People Dealing With Flooding In Gallatin County

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MANHATTAN, Mont. -

Melting snow and scattered rain forced roads and schools to close in Gallatin County as waters continue to rise.

Southwestern Montana is one of many areas across the state experiencing flooding.

Gallatin County officials are urging people to be careful when going through high water across the county Thursday.

The Gallatin County Road and Bridge Department even closed some roads because of the high waters.

They closed Duncan Road between Theisen Road to Dry Creek Road, Foster Creek Road from Theisen to the end of the road, Gravel Pit Road between Kuipers and Woodenshoe Roads, and Kuipers Road from Gravel Pit Road to Stagecoach Trail Road.

Interstate 90 near Manhattan also saw high water Thursday.

Montana Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit to 35 mph near mile marker 287, but many people were going slower.

People were also slowing down on Cameron Bridge Road in front of Sherry Metzger's home.

She said in the 25 years she's lived there, she hasn't seen a lot of flooding.

"This is probably only about three or four times since we've lived here that's its even gotten this bad," said Metzger. "This is probably the worst time of the times we've had it flood."

Paul Koberg stores his horses along stagecoach trail road.

He said he's never seen anything like this.

"I've been here for seven years and this is the first time I've ever seen it like this, other than a little bit, but nothing like this," said Koberg.

Even though this is the worst he's seen he said he's not too worried about his horses.

"They've been in deeper stuff than this," Koberg. "I was just worried I wasn't going to be able to get hay to them."

Metzger is happy about the flooding because it means less work in the spring.

"It will water our ground pretty good for us. It is getting all the lilac trees watered," said Metzger.

If you need sandbags around your home because of flooding, Gallatin County officials are asking you to call Bozeman Brick on Jackrabbit Lane at 406-587-4283.

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