Ice Jam Threatens 2 Wyoming Towns - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Ice Jam Threatens 2 Wyoming Towns

Posted: Updated:
GREYBULL, WYOMING -

The Wyoming National Guard wants to protect two towns from flooding along the Bighorn River.

A massive ice jam has backed up the river and is threatening the towns of Manderson and Greybull.

The Department of Homeland Security put up a drone and flew it over the Bighorn River.

Guard members piled sand bags in those towns.

A spokesperson for the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security says seven homes were damaged in Greybull, but the extent of that damage isn't clear yet.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for central Bighorn County through Monday.

The Red Cross opened a second shelter in Basin to help anyone who needs a place to go.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Billings Public Safety Mill Levy to be Placed on November Ballot

    Billings Public Safety Mill Levy to be Placed on November Ballot

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:13:34 GMT

    The City Council officially votes to place the Safety Mill Levy on this November's General Election ballot.

    The City Council officially votes to place the Safety Mill Levy on this November's General Election ballot.


  • Bison Art Structure at Airport

    Bison Art Structure at Airport

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:49:29 GMT
    You may have noticed the new steel bison structure if you've passed by Billings Logan International Airport recently.
    You may have noticed the new steel bison structure if you've passed by Billings Logan International Airport recently.
  • Organization Seeks Funds for Transitional Housing Program

    Organization Seeks Funds for Transitional Housing Program

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:46:47 GMT
    One of the programs for families with issues of substance addiction and mental illness is canceled because the organization no longer has funding for it.
    One of the programs for families with issues of substance addiction and mental illness is canceled because the organization no longer has funding for it.