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|Vidalia riverfront businesses reopen|
Mayor Hyram Copeland said Wednesday that all businesses on the Vidalia riverfront are "open and operating."
The businesses had been closed since early May due to Mississippi River flooding.
He said the RV park was also back in businesses.
"We're trying to do some clean up work but will not be able to open bids for removal of the Hesco boxes until July 12," said Copeland. "We may be looking at the middle or last of August before all of the boxes are gone and our recovery work complete."
The Hesco boxes were used as levees to protect businesses on the riverfront from flood waters.
"We are continuing to evaluate our damages to roads, parking lots and infrastructure," said Copeland.
The Mississippi River at Vidalia dropped to slightly below flood stage (48 feet) Wednesday.
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