Heavy rainfall setting records in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Rainy weather is setting records in North Dakota.
The National Weather Service reports that Bismarck, Dickinson, Jamestown, Grand Forks and Fargo all set daily rainfall records for Oct. 14 on Monday. Fargo had the most rain, with 1.27 inches. Dickinson had 1.2 inches. There also was some scattered light snowfall reported in southwestern North Dakota.
The Bismarck Tribune reports that the recent wet weather has prompted McKenzie County officials to temporarily ban large trucks from gravel and dirt roads until conditions improve. The Dickinson Press reports that Stark County officials are asking for a voluntary shutdown of heavy hauling on rural roads.
WDAY-TV reports that in eastern North Dakota, the rain has put a damper on the sugar beet harvest, leaving a lot of farmers in limbo.