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Published March 17, 2010, 02:28 PM

Authorities expect Wall Street to go under water

Oakport Township, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Flooding issues are spread out across Clay County as water continues swallowing parts of local roads.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

People in Oakport should start planning alternative routes, as Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist expects Wall Street to go under water tomorrow meaning officials will barricade the town.

A fire truck will be stationed inside Oakport, to respond to emergencies. Last year, fire crews weren't able to get to a burning home because of flooded roads.

“Once the roads are under water, obviously you don't drive fire trucks through the water so they will be moving in and Dilworth Fire has a crew that will be manning that.”

Other hot spots in the county are Crestwood, where dikes are being constructed. Also, just east of Kragnes, County Road 26 is under water, and Bergquist says overland flooding from the Buffalo River will likely pass over Highway 75, north of Kragnes, tomorrow.

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