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Flooding causes need for detour on CR49


The Kimball County Commissioners inked an agreement with a local landowner for temporary use of a portion of his land while a road is repaired.

The commissioners approved an agreement with Troy Carruthers to use a portion of his land surrounding County Road 49 south of Interstate 80 as a detour while the road is repaired. The heavy rains caused flooding on the road earlier this month and made a portion of it unpassable, said County Highway Superintendent Dave Hotell.

The agreement was set for 90 days and could be renewed, if necessary. Hottell said the road should be able to be repaired in...

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