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Associated Press, Published June 05 2013

Record rain in northern ND leads to road problems

MINOT, N.D. — Record rainfall in northern North Dakota is leading to some swamped roads.

The National Weather Service says Grand Forks had a record 1.49 inches of rain on Tuesday, and Minot also set a record for the date with 1.7 inches. Some parts of the region had even higher totals.

State Transportation Department officials say U.S. Highway 52 was reopened early Wednesday a mile south of Minot, after being closed late Tuesday because of flooding. Traffic speeds on that highway and other state and federal highways in the region were still reduced because of water on the roadways. A landslide in Minot sent mud, grass and tree lambs onto one city street.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.