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Fargo police, one vehicle in front and one in the rear, escort semi trucks on 45th Street North as they carry sandbags to Fargo neighborhoods with deliveries that started Tuesday to protect homes from the rising Red River as the late snowmelt starts to speed up. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Police escort sandbag convoys to destinations in Fargo

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FARGO – Complete with police detail, some 300,000 sandbags made their way into north Fargo throughout the day Tuesday.

It was just the start of an effort to deliver 526 loads in three days to neighborhoods where the sandbags will be strategically placed for volunteers to build dikes up to 43 feet, under the plans city officials were following Tuesday.

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