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Flood Preps Close Some Fargo Streets

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More flood preps are underway today as Fargo City Street crews blocked off some roads around town, making room for flood protection efforts.

Valley News team's Hope Hanselman visited some of those neighborhoods to find out what that means for those living in the midst of the construction.

These quiet Fargo streets just got some noisy neighbors.

"I took a shorter way and came down this other way that's not completely blocked off, and I saw the signs and I was wondering what was going on," Josh Watney, who lives in the area, said.

Watney came home Sunday to find his morning commute congested with a different kind of traffic.

City street crews blocked off parts of University drive, including this neighborhood just past 36th Avenue North.

"There's a couple cars that were trying to come in this way, and they had to turn around so it seemed like they didn't really have any idea either what was going on," Watney said.

These signs mark the beginning of what construction crews hope will be a smooth road to flood fighting.

"For what you're giving up, and what you're getting. It's worth it," Erik Holder, a neighbor, said. "It's always worth it."

The signs are blocking off half of Holder's street, but he says they're not in his way.

"It's actually cutting down the traffic a little bit, so it's kind of nice and peaceful," Holder said.

These neighbors will be rerouted around the city for the next few weeks.

"It inconveniences you for maybe a few days or maybe a week or two, but save the town- that's what's really important," Holder said.

It's move-in day near the river as cooperation rolls into town.

This is just the beginning of road closures around Fargo.

Tomorrow, the city plans to block off more streets for levee construction and sandbag deliveries.

To see if your neighborhood will be affected, click here.

Meanwhile, residents will still be allowed on closed roads to get to and from their homes. But, all other traffic is asked to cooperate with the city's signs.

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