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I-90 In Eastern Montana Partially Reopens After Flooding Shutdown

A 60-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in eastern Montana reopened Tuesday afternoon although water remains on the highway in some areas.

The Montana Department of Transportation says one lane is open in both directions.

The highway was shut down last weekend between Hardin and the Wyoming state line and on the Wyoming side of the border because of flooding caused by rapid snowmelt and ice jams along the Little Bighorn River in Montana.

Sergeant Kyle Hayter with Montana Highway Patrol says the entire stretch has been reopened, but drivers can still expect to see traffic signs and reduced speed limits.

“Drivers should just be aware of the change in speed limit and the potential for DOT maintenance crews to be out in the area, and some detours in place.”

Hayter says the on-and-off ramps at Highway 212 and I-90 interchange in Crow Agency still have standing water and are being monitored by the DOT.

The snowmelt has prompted flood warnings and advisories for central, northeastern and southeastern Montana.

A developing spring storm is predicted to bring more rain and snow to the area Wednesday through Friday.

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