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By Dan Reed 

High water wrecks roads


October 4, 2019

Contributed photo

County Road 8 over Stony Brook was washed out in the southeast portion of Carlton County earlier this week.

After two days of heavy rains brought more than 6 inches of water to southern Carlton County, the Carlton County board of commissioners met and declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Heaviest hit was southeastern Carlton County in the Nemadji watershed, with parts of Highway 23 damaged.

Road repair costs are estimated at $115,000. Some townships lost roadbed gravel after culvert washouts closed roads temporarily, and water was running over sections of road in several areas.

Even with the smaller damage totals compared to the 2012 and 2016 floods, state funding will cover part of the loss n...

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