Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says there is a flooding emergency in seven counties and the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

The emergency declaration issued Wednesday allows the use of state government services and equipment, and allows the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to help protect infrastructure.

The governor's office says flooding from rapid snowmelt has the potential to cause widespread damage to homes, farms and infrastructure such as roads.

The order applies to Pondera, Hill, Blaine, Valley, Toole, Liberty and Petroleum counties, along with Fort Belknap and the town of Chester.

The big snow means big run off.  Be safe when you are out.

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