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Published June 21, 2011, 10:27 PM

Rain leads to road issues in Ransom County

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Just weeks after its second worst flood ever, rising waters are again causing problems for the people of Ransom County.

Rain today forced the county to issue a "No Travel" advisory. Ransom County officials say they've only received between two and three inches of rain. But that's all it takes when water table levels are still very high from the spring.

Tricia Kriel – Emergency Manager Ransom County: “The water hasn't gone down that much, the river levels dropped, but the weather hasn't been warm enough to dry up a lot of the roads and fields.”

The rain has been nonstop all day in and around Lisbon. Shortly after 3 this afternoon, Highway 27 just West of Lisbon went under water.

Lori Schwab – Been driving all day: “There's a lot of water running through and over the roads, it's getting pretty deep and washing them out.”

Ditches that were dry yesterday, now gush like they did just a few weeks ago. The county has issued a no travel advisory for Dirt and Gravel roads. Officials say the roads are too wet and dangerous.

Kriel: “We were out on the roads, they are soggy and there is washouts in spots where at night and if you're not familiar with the area, you know, we don't want any accidents.”

Officials say the most dangerous road conditions are in the southwestern portion of the county. They expect the no travel advisory to last at least a few days.

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