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Associated Press, Published April 28 2013

North Dakota officials advise caution for flooded roads

FESSENDEN, N.D. — The North Dakota Transportation Department urged drivers Sunday to slow down and use caution because melting snow will push water onto some roads in the northeastern part of the state in the next few days.

The department Sunday said North Dakota Highway 15 was closed at the roadway underpass in Fessenden due to flooding. Motorists were advised to take alternate routes.

The Transportation Department says it has reopened North Dakota Highway 32 about 15 miles north of the junction with U.S. Highway 2 near Lankin. Water has receded and is no longer on Highway 32 in three other areas, officials said.

In the central part of the state, Ward County officials said they expected water to cover some roads and interfere with traffic for at least several days.

“Lots of melting snow,” Ward County Sheriff's Lt. Bob Roed told the Minot Daily News. “We've got water all over the roads all over the county.”