Gallatin River Ice Jam Update

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Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, 582-2395

Bozeman, MT – Ice jamming on the Gallatin River has continued to affect residents near Gallatin Gateway.  Residences near the river continue to have flood water around their houses and are making roads impassable.  Gateway South Road where it crosses the Gallatin River is closed, as well as Axtell-Gateway Road from Gateway South to McReynolds Road.

Emergency personnel are continuing to patrol the area and will remain in contact with the affected residents.  Special procedures and equipment have been put in place should an emergency occur within the flood area.  It is expected that this situation will remain for some time and likely become worse before the ice jam breaks up.  If weather allows, we will attempt to accurately survey the ice jam and resulting flooding from the air on Monday.

Residents living in flood prone areas along the river are encouraged to ensure their property is properly protected from flooding should they become affected.  The public is also encouraged to stay away from the river channel.  Ice jams are unpredictable and can be very dangerous when they break up.

More information on flooding can be obtained at:  www.ReadyGallatin.com.

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