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Published March 17, 2010, 07:51 AM

Crest date still not known in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — National Weather Service officials say the Red River's rapid rise will start to flatten soon, but they do not yet know when it will crest in Grand Forks.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — National Weather Service officials say the Red River's rapid rise will start to flatten soon, but they do not yet know when it will crest in Grand Forks.

Meteorologist Brad Bramer says earlier news reports of a crest in the city of between 47 and 49 feet early next week are not accurate. He says there is the potential the river could go higher.

Grand Forks is protected by a $400 million dike system build after the record flood of 1997, when the river crested at 54.35 feet.

But two bridges connecting Grand Forks with East Grand Forks, Minn., are being closed Thursday because the rising river will make approaches impassable. The Greenway along the river also has been closed to the public.

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