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Warm weather not good news for those watching Hastings flood levels

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Warm weather conditions this week aren't a guarantee of high water levels this spring, but they're not easing fears of bad flooding either.


"It's not an ideal condition," said Hastings Public Works Director Tom Montgomery.

The reason it's not ideal is that snow and ice has been melting continuously, rather than intermittently.

"Ideally we'd have freezing overnight, or we'd have a period of freezing to slow things down," he said.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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