Flooding continues as ice backs up Bighorn River

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Manderson, WY (AP) - The Wyoming National Guard is working to protect two towns from flooding along the Bighorn River, which is backed up by ice jams.

Guard members were stacking up sand bags in Manderson and Greybull on Monday.

The National Weather Service says flooding was continuing along the Bighorn and Nowood rivers in Manderson but sandbags have diverted the water around the school and water treatment plant.

The spokeswoman for the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, Kelly Ruiz, says seven homes were damaged in Greybull over the weekend but the extent of damage to those properties wasn't immediately clear.

Video posted by the homeland security office showed the river full of ice chunks on Sunday and a home protected by sand bags surrounded by water.

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