FARGO — The 2019 flood's impact will likely be felt by Fargo city workers long after floodwaters go away. Crews will have weeks of clean up once the water recedes.
On roads like Elm Street in North Fargo, sediment covers the pavement with garbage and driftwood scattered around. It's a normal sight along the flood corridor.
City crews are ready to shift out of flood fighting mode and will be out spraying off the streets and picking up debris as soon as water levels are low enough.
"Folks are getting tired. We've been putting in long hours over the winter months and we slid right into the flood season . . . we're all ready to do some mowing," said Fargo Public Works Street Supervisor Corey Houim.
Crews will also start taking down temporary flood walls starting sometime next week.