Flood Concerns Drop
If you want to know
what the weather has been like in Montana, just check the level of the
Missouri River around Williston, according to Williams County Commissioner
"When Montana gets warm, the river here goes up," Aberle said. "But right now, the river is going down. It's down about three feet, and the ice is out on either side of the Highway 85 bridge."
County officials are
closely monitoring the flood potential. "We're keeping a watchful eye on
it," said Williams County Communications Director Melody Mileur.
There were some concerns about township roads in the Trenton area, but for now, conditions have improved. That's good news for oil well sites and the trucks that service sites in the floodplain.
Aberle said oil activity is picking up and so is truck traffic.
"The County Weight Enforcement Division was busy before the weight restrictions went into effect this week," Aberle said. "Now, they're even busier with overweight trucks."
Click here to see the
Williams County Highway Department's frost law page.
Geoff Simon - Western Dakota Energy Association
Williams County Flood Concerns Drop
Friday, April 6, 2018