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Published April 27, 2010, 07:49 AM

Major road closed in Devils Lake region

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — High water has prompted the closure of a major highway in the flooded Devils Lake region.

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — High water has prompted the closure of a major highway in the flooded Devils Lake region.

The state Transportation Department says N.D. Highway 20 is closed about 12 miles south of Devils Lake at Spring Lake because of the high water and saturated road conditions. Traffic is being detoured.

Devils Lake has risen about 27 feet, hit record levels and tripled in size since 1993 because of a series of wet years, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate is to visit the area early next month to get a firsthand look at flooding problems.

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