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Congestion plagues tornado cleanup: Outsiders kept out of Wessington Springs as recovery progresses

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By Marcus Traxler

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WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. — Wessington Springs remained off-limits to outsiders Friday because of concerns that congestion would slow the cleanup from a Wednesday tornado.


Cleanup crews were struggling to maneuver through town smoothly because of narrow streets filled with parked vehicles and debris.

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