Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 18, 2018

Hwy 48 closed at the St. Croix River in Pine County

DULUTH, Minn. — Hwy 48 is closed at the St. Croix River in Pine County due to rising water levels.

The highway will remain closed until the water recedes and any damage is repaired.

There is no posted detour route.

MnDOT will post changeable message signs on northbound Interstate 35 just prior to the Hwy 70 exit and on southbound I-35 just prior to the Hwy 48 exit notifying motorists that Hwy 48 is closed.
Barricades have been placed on both sides of the flooding area.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to remind all motorists that driving through moving water is dangerous. And that it is unlawful to drive through areas where roads are barricaded. Vehicles can be swept away in only several inches of moving water.

Motorists are encouraged to check 511mn.org for the latest road closure information.

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