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Published April 27, 2010, 10:17 AM

Major Devils Lake Road Closed

High water has prompted the closure of a major highway in the flooded Devils Lake region.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - High water has prompted the closure of

a major highway in the flooded Devils Lake region.

The state Transportation Department says N.D. Highway 20 is

closed about 12 miles south of Devils Lake at Spring Lake because

of the high water and saturated road conditions. Traffic is being

detoured.

Devils Lake has risen about 27 feet, hit record levels and

tripled in size since 1993 because of a series of wet years,

causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Federal

Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate is to visit

the area early next month to get a firsthand look at flooding

problems.

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