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NM examines road, water systems after record rain

September 18, 2013 • Business, State News


This Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 photo shows destroyed culvert pipes used to support a section of Road 562 over a stream in Upper Fruitland, N.M. The section of the Road 562 washed out after a storm early Friday, morning, Sept. 13, 2013. Days after heavy rains and strong floods washed out roads, damaged water systems and destroyed homes, New Mexico residents on Wednesday began the long path to cleaning up, and authorities searched for a least one missing person. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Jon Austria)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Days after heavy rains and strong floods washed out roads, damaged water systems and destroyed homes, New Mexico residents on Wednesday began the long path to cleaning up, and authorities searched for a least one missing person.

From isolated western towns to border communities, state officials rushed to restore power and water service and repair roads in areas devastated by last week’s severe weather.

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