I’m no expert on flood preparations, by any means. And nobody’s thrown in the towel in Fargo-Moorhead, but you can almost feel the collective shoulders of the region sag a bit this afternoon with the latest projection that the Red River will crest at 41 feet this weekend.
That’s only a foot lower than the top of the dikes that have been built along the river here, and that’s not a lot of wriggle room. And that’s if the weather people are right.
More roads are being closed in the area this afternoon, and more are going to be.
At the Highway 75 entrance to westbound Interstate 94, the beginnings of a clay dike are emerging. The river is thataway just a few hundred yards. Expect I-94 to close at some point.