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NC road repair crews worry about more rain

More rains could delay the reopening of roads that were flooded last month, The Charlotte Observer reported. (The Trucker file photo).

The Associated Press

8/14/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Those working to repair flood-damaged roads in Charlotte are worried about a forecast for more rain this week.

More rains could delay the reopening of roads that were flooded last month, The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/16N0ptc ) reported.

Jen Thompson with the North Carolina Department of Transportation regional office says workers hope to avoid more rain and delays in repairs.

"We can't recall a summer like this in recent memory," Thompson said.

Since the July 27 flooding, crews have reopened dozens of damaged roads.

"Every time we hear the weather forecast with more rain, it makes us a little anxious," Thompson said. "We don't want more delays on top of what we're already trying to fix."

But officials say some of the damage could take several months to repair. Private companies have been hired to help with the repairs.

Thompson says problems are even worse in some parts of western North Carolina where "entire sections of roads have been washed away."

Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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