Officials advising caution as flooding begins in North Valley

Lewis and Clark County officials are warning of spring flooding in some areas around Helena, and Lincoln is seeing water across roadways as well.

Here in Helena, caution is advised in the area of Ten Mile Creek. There is flooding around Mill Road, McHugh Lane, Edgerton Road and Stadler Road.

As of last night, there were 4 to 5 inches of water on the roadways and in some yards. Officials are asking the public to please stay away from the area, as people wanting to get a first-hand look at the flooding are causing backups for law enforcement and those that live in the area.

There was also water on Highway 200 on Sunday according to the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department.
No emergency has been declared as of yet, but officials remind drivers to take caution when driving through water and to be aware of changing weather conditions.

The Helena School District is asking that you do not leave children unattended at bus stops where there is running or standing water. Water depths can be deceptive. Water levels are rising and water is moving swiftly in various locations in the north Helena valley.