Ice jam causes flooding as deep freeze hits Montana

GREAT FALLS — An ice jam caused flooding along a creek in central Montana on Wednesday, prompting authorities to warn that some houses in the town of Choteau could be impacted if water levels continue to rise.

Water up to 6 inches deep was reported on some Choteau streets after ice traveling down Spring Creek got jammed up, forcing the creek above its banks, National Weather Service forecaster Jane Fogleman said.