Crews assess flood damage as water recedes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Water levels are coming back down on flooded rivers in Montana and Wyoming.

Authorities are scrambling to restore road access for hundreds of people who were left isolated by high waters. But forecasters are warning that rising temperatures later this week could again increase the runoff from melting snow in some areas.

The warm weather in recent days unleashed large amounts of water from record snowfalls, pushing many rivers and streams over their banks. The floodwaters damaged homes and businesses in both states. Montana residents living near the Musselshell River are still out of their homes.

Crews today were shoring up sandbag defenses around Manderson, Wyo., and Roundup, Mont.

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