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Sandbags available, water restrictions in effect to fight Mitchell flooding

The city of Mitchell is making sandbag supplies available Wednesday night for those in need of materials to attempt to curb flooding in the city amid heavy rains. 

The supplies are at the city's Street Department building at 1405 W. Eighth Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday night. People can fill their own bags, and volunteers are welcome. 

The city also advised residents in three areas -- Lake Mitchell, Pebble Beach and the ProBuild Building Center development at 1707 W. Havens Avenue -- to restrict water usage due to sanitary sewer overloading. That request is in effect until further notice. 

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