Rain tapering off in Glacier, but flood threat remains

2014-06-19T16:53:00Z 2014-06-21T10:21:04Z Rain tapering off in Glacier, but flood threat remainsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 19, 2014 4:53 pm  • 

KALISPELL — The rain is tapering off after dumping up to 8 inches over parts of Glacier National Park this week, but the extra water running off the mountains means the threat of flooding will remain.

The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for Glacier County east of the park until Friday evening.

All that precipitation is expected to come off the mountains and cause already swollen waterways to rise even higher.

Park officials warn of debris, snow and mud slides, and say the avalanche danger is high along the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The Milk and Two Medicine Rivers, along with Divide, Cut Bank and Swiftcurrent creeks are all above flood level, and are expected to fall below flood stage over the next day or two.

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