Flooding plagues parts of Sublette and Lincoln counties

STAR VALLEY, WYO – Flooding continues to be a problem in Star Valley as sandbags have become a hot item.

In the Big Piney-Marbleton area, residents and business owners are filling sand bags from the sand pile on the east side of Marbleton Town Hall. A sign out sheet near the pile at the side of the building is in place. Authorities are asking that those who fill a bag provide name, date, address, phone, and the number of bags filled.

Rapidly rising water from snowmelt has prompted a flood advisory for southwestern Sublette County and southern Lincoln County. The warning is in place until late Tuesday but may be extended in areas below 7,500. The extended forecast this week calls for temps into the lower 50s, so more melt is on the way.

Highway 372 south of Fontenelle Reservoir had flood water over the road on Sunday. The road was closed briefly over the weekend between mile post 40 and mile post 48. Flood waters were also reported on both sides of Highway 189 south of Kemmerer.

When encountering water over the road, authorities strongly advise motorists to turn around. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. Sublette County Emergency Management can be reached at (307) 367-4378 for more information.