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Sandbags are stacked on pallets in Newport, waiting to be placed near the 800-foot-long levee. Bulletin photo by Jon Avise

Latest flood forecast delays river's crest

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This week's cold snap has slowed the Mississippi River's rise and may have granted homeowners in south Washington County's flood-prone neighborhoods a temporary reprieve.

The river's crest has been pushed back to sometime next Thursday, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service. This week's freezing temperatures delayed the crest.

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