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Published June 20, 2011, 07:04 PM

More Heavy Rain Destroying Roads, Affecting Farmers

Some parts of the region are dealing with flooded fields and washed out roads. The heaviest rain fell Sunday night just south of Carrington, ND.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Some parts of the region are dealing with flooded fields and washed out roads.

The heaviest rain fell Sunday night just south of Carrington, ND.

Foster county emergency manager Dale Townsend describes Sunday night's rainfall as scattered, but many fields are flooded.

"Less then an inch in Carrington here, to from what I here up to nine inches in Melville and that's only what I've heard," Townsend said.

Those amounts are not official, but there are plenty of signs that show the force of the rains. Many county and township road are impassable.

"A lot of roads washed out that we had in 09 and 2010. It's just a repeat of a lot of these things, we're doing a lot of it over ," Townsend said.

With more rain in the forecast, it may be a while before farmers can get back into those fields. It's similar story for many area farmers.

"A terrible time getting in and a lot of it washed out again so it's really tough on the farmers," Townsend said.

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