UPDATE: No water/sewer usage permitted in Montrose

MCCOOK COUNTY, S.D. - Updated Sept. 13 12:22 p.m.

Effective immediately, officials said there is no water or sewer usage permitted in the City of Montrose until further notice.

Residents are encouraged to utilize portable facilities set up in the community.

The water is safe to drink, but residents are encouraged to not to add more water to the system.

Officials say the sewer system is severely stressed and cannot keep up with demand.

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McCook County has extended the area of a mandatory evacuation order in Montrose.

Officials said residents along Second Avenue from South Dakota Highway 38 to Kluckholm Street have been ordered to evacuate.

Earlier Thursday, evacuations were ordered for residents along First Avenue from Highway 38 to Main Street.

Officials say Highway 38 remains closed in Montrose and people are urged to stay away from the Montrose area.

The Salem Armory, 720 N. Peck Street, will serve as an emergency shelter for any displaced residents.

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McCook County has ordered a mandatory evacuation for parts Montrose.

Officials said residents living along First Avenue from Highway 38 to Main Street are required evacuate by 2 p.m. Thursday.

An emergency shelter has been set up at the United Methodist Church, 109 Second Ave.

In addition to the evacuation, Highway 38 is also closed at Montrose.

Flooding has also impacted the community of Salem. Officials said Highway 81 is through the city and south of Interstate 90 at exit 364.

The Salem Armory, 720 N. Peck Street, will serve as an emergency shelter for any displaced residents.

Avantara Salem will be serving food from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. They are located at 500 Colonial Drive.