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Mitchell County official sees $1 million in damage


OSAGE, Iowa (AP) -- An official says weekend storms will cost Mitchell County about $1.1 million to repair damaged roads, culverts and bridges, and the total cost could go far higher.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports ( ) county engineer Rich Brumm estimated the damage to the county based on work to a number of roads that were peppered with scouring and washouts.

The state will have to pay for work to Highway 9, which remains closed due to a washout where the road crosses Sugar Creek.

Mark Black, the Iowa Department of Transportation's district maintenance manager, says it likely will take about six weeks to repair the highway. Black says he can't estimate the cost.


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