Moorhead working on flood clean-up, re-openings

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) F-M city leaders are asking people to be patient, as they wait to re-open roads and parks after this spring's flood. The Red River just hit a second crest Monday of just under 31 feet.

The City of Moorhead says crews are pumping flood water from the First Avenue North underpass, and debris removal will start right after that. Moorhead hopes to re-open the bridge to traffic on Monday at the latest.

Clean-up on South Rivershore Drive and 15th Avenue North starts when the river drops to about 28 feet, and clean-up on the Third Street underpass downtown happens when the Red hits about 21 feet.

As for parks along the riverfront: The city says there's a lot of drying out and cleaning up still needed at Gooseberry and Woodlawn and the river corridors. Park facility rental reservations will resume in mid-May.