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Flooding stops flow of volunteers to Rossiter Elementary School

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UPDATE: As of 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Helena Public Schools is requesting no more volunteers report to Rossiter School in Helena. Rapidly rising flood waters have forced the county to close Sierra Road and no traffic to the school is being allowed. 


UPDATE: Rossiter Elementary School has announced they will be closed once again on Tuesday, May 8th, due to flood waters making the school inaccessible to students and staff. Helena Public Schools say the situation is being monitored by numerous agencies but it appears as if the school may not be accessible for the rest of the week so Superintendent Jack Copps is exploring possible alternate sites to use until the school can be reopened. 

Residents are also being affected by the flood waters at the Helena Campground and RV Park. Water has been shut off in the area and flooding has forced the evacuation of many.

They are currently in need of sandbags to help keep the water away from other homes. They are also accepting bottled water and snacks. 


 The flooding in Helena Valley by Ten Mile Creek continues as residents are urged to take the necessary precautions to protect their property from the rising waters. The flooding has even begun to impact the Rossiter Elementary School which will be closed Monday. Personnel from the school have begun to take steps to protect the school from the water, and with assistance from the county, sandbags are being placed along the center of Sierra Road to protect those who live on the Northside.

The waters have begun to cross over the Sierra Road in its low areas at this time so parts will be closed off and become a one-lane roadway where traffic will only be allowed to travel East between its intersection with Montana Avenue and the Frontage Road. The public is asked to avoid this area if at all possible.

For other residents looking to protect their property from flood waters, Lewis and Clark County began distributing sand and sandbags at the fairgrounds on Friday. This distribution is scheduled to cease at 7:00 pm today. 

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