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Gravel roads are in tough shape, Beltrami County says

If you live on or travel any of the gravel roads in Beltrami County, you know they are in rough shape right now.

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Gravel and dirt roads around the region are in rough shape, Beltrami County asks the community to be patient as workers wait for conditions to dry out enough for the roads to be graded.
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BEMIDJI — If you live on or travel any of the gravel roads in Beltrami County, you know they are in rough shape right now.

"Unfortunately due to the weather we’ve been having there is nothing we can do," Bruce Hasbargen, Beltrami County Engineer, said in a release. "With the frost and moisture coming up from below, combined with the never-ending snow and rain from above, it is preventing any maintenance."

If the roads were to be graded now, it would only make them worse, leaving roads soft and sloppy resulting in even bigger potholes, Hasbargen said.

"Please be patient. Slow down when driving these roads," he added. "Know that we share your frustration and will be out blading just as soon as we can."

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