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Fargo's Elm Street closes in anticipation of flooding

FARGO - A main north-south corridor in north Fargo is closing in anticipation of flooding from the Red River. The city announced it has closed Elm Street between 14th and 15th avenues north. "Water from the Red River is nearing the roadway on Elm...

FARGO - A main north-south corridor in north Fargo is closing in anticipation of flooding from the Red River.

The city announced it has closed Elm Street between 14th and 15th avenues north.

"Water from the Red River is nearing the roadway on Elm Street and is expected to go over by mid-week," according to a news release issued this morning by the city.

Signs are in place directing traffic to use detour routes. In conjunction with this closure, the bike path/walking trail in this area has also been closed.

Elm Street will remain closed until the water recedes and the roadway is safe to travel on, the release states.

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The latest reading for the Red in Fargo-Moorhead is 16.3 feet. The river has remained at about that level for several weeks.

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