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Flood Warning for Nowood

 

May 23, 2019



The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a

* Flood Warning for...

Northeastern Washakie County in central Wyoming...

* Until 315 PM MDT Wednesday.

* At 530 AM MDT, the river gauge on the Nowood river near Ten Sleep

was at 10.1 feet, flood stage is 8.5 feet. The river continues to

rise at this location. Public spotter has reported that flooding

is occurring at this time.

* The river at Ten Sleep should crest late this morning. Expect

flooding along the Nowood River to the Big Horn County line.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Ten Sleep.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small

creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying

spots.

ROAD CLOSURES. US 14 from Shell to Dayton and US 14A from 22 miles east of Lovell to county line remain closed to rock/landslide. Estimated opening 6-8 p.m. tonight

 
 

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