Flooding Update: What You Need To Know
Here's your mid-week update on flooding in the area:
KX News reports Burleigh County now has a self-fill sandbag site at the Missouri Valley Complex in Bismarck.
Morton has one in the parking lot of Hobbes Petroleum on the business loop.
Other alerts: Ft. Abraham Lincoln State Park is closed until further notice.
McKenzie County is reporting the flooding of fifty homes due to the rise of the Yellowstone River.
Both McKenzie and Dunn Counties are reporting flooded streets and advising drivers to avoid them.
Making matters worse on the Yellowstone, an oil spill has now contaminated the river.
The Tribune reports the oil apparently spilled into the river after a well site flooded.
The State Department Health is monitoring the situation.
South of the metro, the Cannonball River is expected to hit a high point Thursday.
KX says that river is also under flood warning until further notice.
Authorities predict the river will crest at over twenty feet, before receding.
[Source: KXMB, Bismarck Tribune]