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Morton County Roads 'Over-Topped'

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Heavy rain this weekend causes damage in many spots.

Nearly 60 roads need some sort of maintenance in Morton County.

That means a busy few days for the county road crews.

Two major rain storms in two weeks wreaked havok on the counties roads.

No worries though.

(Nick Kraft/ Morton County Road Superintendent) "With eight trucks going, by Wednesday I want to have a good handle on this...as long as the weather holds out."

Kraft has been repairing roads in Morton County for 32 years.

(Kraft) "I've been here so long, it's just another day."

But it's not - just another month.

(Kraft) "Typically we see this in June and July. It's been a long time since I've seen this in August."

This area near Glen Ullin had about four inches of rain over the weekend.

Not enough to cause problems most summers.

But this year the ground is so saturated, nothing soaks in..

(Kraft) "Everything runs everywhere. It just runs."

These sunflowers are a good example.

They came from a field about a quarter of a mile away.

(Kraft) "The water and mother nature have lined them up so perfectly along the fence line...it's just some of the problems this rain has been causing."

About 15 miles west, Kraft had to close this road.

Here's why. (video of hole in the road)

The hole is on the edge of a bridge that Kraft already fixed once this month.

(Kraft) "It's moving up the ladder to get a permanent fix"

Stand-Up Close: (Mike Chaussee) "Kraft says he put about 500 miles on his car over the last couple of days..just checking out the roads in the county. When he left us today he gave us a bit of advice. He said, 'you never know what you're driving over, guys.' "

Burleigh county reports far less damage.

County road engineer Marcus Hall says crews worked to repair two roads in Burleigh County.

Heavy rain this weekend causes damage in many spots.

Nearly 60 roads need some sort of maintenance in Morton County.

That means a busy few days for the county road crews.

Two major rain storms in two weeks wreaked havok on the counties roads.

No worries though.

(Nick Kraft/ Morton County Road Superintendent) "With eight trucks going, by Wednesday I want to have a good handle on this...as long as the weather holds out."

Kraft has been repairing roads in Morton County for 32 years.

(Kraft) "I've been here so long, it's just another day."

But it's not - just another month.

(Kraft) "Typically we see this in June and July. It's been a long time since I've seen this in August."

This area near Glen Ullin had about four inches of rain over the weekend.

Not enough to cause problems most summers.

But this year the ground is so saturated, nothing soaks in..

(Kraft) "Everything runs everywhere. It just runs."

These sunflowers are a good example.

They came from a field about a quarter of a mile away.

(Kraft) "The water and mother nature have lined them up so perfectly along the fence line...it's just some of the problems this rain has been causing."

About 15 miles west, Kraft had to close this road.

Here's why.

The hole is on the edge of a bridge that Kraft already fixed once this month.

(Kraft) "It's moving up the ladder to get a permanent fix"

Stand-Up Close: (Mike Chaussee) "Kraft says he put about 500 miles on his car over the last couple of days..just checking out the roads in the county. When he left us today he gave us a bit of advice. He said, 'you never know what you're driving over, guys.'"

Burleigh county reports far less damage.

County road engineer Marcus Hall says crews worked to repair two roads in Burleigh County.



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