Flood warning issued in Stutsman CountyThe National Weather Service has issue a flood warning for Stutsman County and much of the state.
The National Weather Service has issue a flood warning for Stutsman County and much of the state.
The warning, which will be in effect until 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for urban areas and small streams in much of North Dakota, said that heavy runoff from snowmelt and ice jams on small streams and rivers are causing widespread flooding in western and southern North Dakota. As precipitation develops over the next day, man areas could see rapid rises in local streams and rivers. Rates of more than an inch per hour are expected from stronger thunderstorms.
This new rain is expected to speed snowmelt and flooding.
The warning also includes LaMoure, Logan, Dickey, Kidder and Wells counties.
The western part of the city of Mott, N.D., has been evacuated because the Cannonball River is starting to overflow its banks, according to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services. '
Secondary roads are flooding in Oliver County and low-lying roads are flooding in Grant County, according to their respective sheriff's departments.
Motorists are advised not to drive through water where it covers the road completely, the NWS said.