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Published May 19, 2013, 04:29 PM

Stretch of I-94 flooded near Jamestown

JAMESTOWN - Heavy rain has flooded a stretch of Interstate 94 about 10 miles west of Jamestown, slowing traffic.

By: Kyle Potter, INFORUM, Forum staff reports, INFORUM

JAMESTOWN - Heavy rain has flooded a stretch of Interstate 94 about 10 miles west of Jamestown, slowing traffic.

Water covered the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-94 starting early Sunday morning, forcing officials to divert westbound traffic to nearby exit and entrance ramps near mile marker 248. Eastbound traffic is being allowed to drive through at 15 mph.

Sgt. Troy Hischer with the North Dakota Highway Patrol guessed the water is covering about 100 yards of the interstate and said it was deep enough to sweep several semi trucks off the road.

About 2.3 inches of rain have fallen in the Jamestown area since Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Another up to 1.3 inches is expected to fall through Monday.

Hischer said at about 3 p.m. Sunday that he thinks water is starting to recede, but the Highway Patrol has no guess as to when normal traffic will resume.

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