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Published April 23, 2013, 09:46 AM

Fargo moves cleanup week because of looming flood

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A looming flood has forced Fargo to move spring cleanup week to September.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A looming flood has forced Fargo to move spring cleanup week to September.

The annual event allows residents to put most items — large and small — on the curb for pickup by city garbage crews. It had been scheduled for early May.

City officials say public works and solid waste staff are busy getting ready for Red River flooding and their schedules won't match up until the fall.

The Forum reports that city commissioners voted Monday to postpone cleanup until Sept. 23-27.

The National Weather Service has warned Fargo-area residents to prepare for possible record flooding along the Red River. It will be the first spring flood fight to extend into May.

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