- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Heavy weekend rains have caused localized flooding in northwestern Montana and road closures near Columbia Falls, Hungry Horse and in Glacier National Park.

Glacier spokesman Tim Rains says a culvert 2 miles from Apgar along Lake McDonald overflowed Monday morning, sending water across Going-to-the-Sun Road, prompting its closure.

Flathead County officials say there were other localized closures due to overwhelmed culverts.

The National Weather Service says 4.88 inches of rain fell at Hungry Horse Dam from Friday through Sunday while 3.81 inches of rain fell at West Glacier. Up to 3 feet of snow fell in the mountains above 6,300 feet in Glacier park. Meteorologist Dave Nobel says another three-quarters of an inch of rain was expected to fall on Monday.

The weather service issued a flood warning Monday for urban areas and small streams in Flathead County.

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