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Published April 26, 2011, 07:35 PM

County Roads Damaged from Floodwater, Some Heavily

As floodwaters recede, more road damage becomes evident. Polk county started repairing a heavily damaged road just south of East Grand Forks Tuesday.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

As floodwaters recede, more road damage becomes evident. Polk county started repairing a heavily damaged road just south of East Grand Forks Tuesday.

It's still a little too early to tell how much road damage there will be in Polk county since there are some roads still underwater. But each day, they are getting a better idea.

Contractors were out with heavy equipment rebuilding Polk county road 58, just south of East Grand Forks.

It's estimated the cost of road repairs here will be between $30-40,000.

Polk County Engineer Rich Sanders it's tough to get a total of how much all the road work will cost. That's because some roads like highway 21 and 22 still have water flowing across them.

Sanders says he doesn't think this year's damage will be as severe as 2009 and 97, but he still estimates a quarter to a half million in costs.

After FEMA accesses the damage, they could pay for 75 percent of the repairs the state is expected to pay for 10 to 15 and the county for the remaining cost.

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