City of Fargo soon suspending sandbag operations

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Fargo, N.D. (Valley News Live) Based off the latest flood forecasts, the city of Fargo is suspending sandbag operations at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29.

Officials with the city say at 7 Friday evening, they expect to have 400,000 sandbags. That would be enough to fight a 39 foot crest. Originally, the city wanted to make 1 million sandbags to fight a potentially higher Red River crest.

However, the city says it's important that volunteers still show up until 7 Friday evening to finish a strong sandbag production effort.

Groups or people still interested in helping the flood fight are now urged to contact Cass County or the city of Moorhead to help with their sandbagging efforts.

The city of Fargo says they may still need volunteers at later dates to deploy the sandbags to certain areas of town.