Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 22, 2019

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Hwys in northwest Minnesota remain closed due to flooding

BEMIDJI, Minn. – (4:00 p.m.) Highways in northwest Minnesota remain closed due to flooding. MnDOT crews are closely monitoring water levels and will re-open roads once the water level recedes enough to inspect the road and declare it safe for traffic.

The highways in northwestern Minnesota that remain closed due to flooding include:

  • Highway 1 between border with North Dakota and CR 17, mile post 3
  • Highway 2B Sorlie Bridge in East Grand Forks
  • Highway 75 at Noyes
  • Highway 175 Hallock to North Dakota border
  • Highway 220 north of Oslo, between Highway 1 and Highway 11
  • Highway 317 between Highway 220 and North Dakota border

Highways that have been opened:

  • Highway 75 north of Halstad
  • Highway 75 south of Halstad
  • Highway 75 north of Climax

Highways that remain open, but currently have water over the road:

  • Highway 200, between Laporte and Benedict

Areas that have water on the road or are closed because of flooding are marked on MnDOT’s road conditions map www.511mn.org. When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply