- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Flooding on the Dalton Highway has reached low enough levels for crews to begin repairs.

The Daily News-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1BpgNwU ) a statement from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Sunday announced that flood levels had dropped enough to start repairs immediately.

The department says culverts are being installed on the north end of the highway to allow flood waters to flow back into the Sag River. Crews will continue to excavate, haul and stockpile materials to rebuild miles of washed out highway on the south end.

Gov. Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration more than a month ago when flooding reached dangerous levels.

State transportation officials had said about two feet of water covered the road at some parts. There was also concern about water eroding the road.

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