Towns along the Red River in the upper Midwest watched nervously Friday to see if their makeshift sandbag levies would hold as they waited for floodwaters to crest over the weekend.
In Fargo, N.D., and across the river in Moorhead, Minn., the Red is expected to reach nearly 20 feet above flood stage, threatening homes, parks and roads in low-lying neighborhoods. Bridges in Grand Forks, Minn., in the northern Red River Valley have been closed as the waters have risen.
Fresh sandbags were delivered Friday morning in Fargo.
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