- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The danger of flooding on the Bighorn River in northern Wyoming has lessened.

The National Weather Service says ice jams on the Bighorn had thinned considerably Thursday although a flood advisory remains in effect along parts of the river because of the unpredictability of river ice.

About 100 state National Guard personnel and firefighters are helping fill and place sandbags to shore up flood-prone areas along the river at Greybull in Big Horn County.

Rapid snowmelt and ice jams caused the Bighorn River to flood parts of Worland in Washakie County last weekend.

Preliminary damage assessments in Worland by the Red Cross found one home with major flood damage and six with minor damage.

There was no estimated dollar value of the damage.

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