With both lanes open on Highway 65 in southern Carroll County, some may be asking, “why are all the sandbags still here?”

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Don Hillis

Hillis says they are going to leave the sandbags there just in case the area floods again.

Hillis also says with the continued flow of water from the dam, it is difficult to make repairs and regular maintenance in the areas where roads are covered in water.