Crews work to protect Saratoga from North Platte

By: AP
By: AP

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Crews are stacking sandbags to protect the town of Saratoga from the rising flows in the North Platte River.

Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger also serves as Carbon County Emergency Management Coordinator. He says flows on the North Platte are about has high as they were during heavy flooding in 2011.

Crews from the Wyoming National Guard started stacking sandbags along the riverbank in Saratoga over the weekend. Crews are also working in Woods Landing, on the eastern side of the Snowy Range.

Albany County officials say the Little Laramie and Big Laramie rivers are running high and some Woods Landing residents have been asked to consider moving to higher ground.

Office of Homeland Security spokeswoman Kelly Ruiz says state crews are monitoring flows in Big Horn and Washakie counties.

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