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Published May 13, 2009, 01:28 PM

Sandbag removal work in Fargo nearing completion

FARGO – The Army Corps of Engineers anticipates finishing up sandbag removal and beginning its final pass Thursday in Fargo.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

FARGO – The Army Corps of Engineers anticipates finishing up sandbag removal and beginning its final pass Thursday in Fargo.

Any sandbags left on eligible properties should be placed on the curb to be picked up by the beginning of the final sweep Thursday, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Approximately 2.5 million sandbags were placed in the city of Fargo during the flood fight. As of the close of business Monday, 63 percent of the sandbags, or 31,404 tons of sand, has been removed.

The Corps awarded a $1 million contract April 24 for the removal of sandbags in Fargo to Spruce Valley Corp. of Middle River, Minn. The sandbag contractor began work April 27.

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