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Flash flood watch posted in state

Sep 13, 2013 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- A flash flood watch has been posted for the Laramie area in southeast Wyoming.

Persistent rain this week has caused minor flooding and temporary road restrictions in some parts of the state.

The National Weather Service says additional rain is possible in the Laramie valley and the surrounding Snowy Range and Laramie mountains.

The area already has received 3 to 5 inches of rain since Tuesday.

Another 1 to 2 inches is possible Friday.

Heavy runoff could flood creeks and streams and mudslides and rock slides are possible as the rain continues, especially near last year's Squirrel Creek burn area near Woods Landing.

In Sublette County, a mudslide was reported on U.S. 189 near LaBarge caused temporary restrictions Thursday.

The rain began tapering off Friday afternoon.

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