A popular rural road about 3 miles south of Charlo has fallen victim to flooding due to several days of rainfall and already dense ground moisture.
According to Lake County Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Clary, floodwaters started running over the Dublin Gulch Road about 1 mile east of Montana 212 on Tuesday night, and the road “washed out completely” Wednesday morning. The result was a gap about 150 feet long and 30 feet deep that left Dublin Gulch Road impassable. A video posted by Clary on Wednesday showed a “river of water’ flowing across the area where the pavement had been the day before. It showed trees being uprooted and flowing through the gap in the roadway. “It’s fairly well traveled,” Clary said of Dublin Gulch Road. “It’s the main paved road between [Highway] 212 and [U.S.] 93.”