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Ice Jam Causes Flooding in Fishtail, Montana

Occurred on December 24, 2022 / Fishtail, Montana, USA

Info from Licensor: "We had a week of -45 degree weather in Montana and the temperature rose 80 degrees in only a day. It caused an ice jam to break up on the West Rosebud River near Fishtail, MT, and sent a wall of ice and water down into the Fishtail area. Water flooded into the yard of a local resident and the post office, flipping over the propane tank and causing it to start leaking. Luckily our local fire department and sheriff were on the scene to help control traffic and shut off that propane tank. It soon flooded into the Main Street of Fishtail also pushing the fire truck back for how much force the ice and water had. Once the flooding subsided traffic was diverted back around a country road into Absarokee. Great community service had the road open within a couple of hours."
Location Fishtail, Montana, USA
Occurred not known
Posted By Crede Pillion
Posted On Jan-3-2023


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