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April 7, 2020

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Motorists urged to reduce speeds on area highways due to flooding

BEMIDJI, Minn. — (10:00 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists to reduce speeds on Hwy 1 near Oslo to County Road 17 due to water over the road. Use caution and obey road signs posted in the area.

Highways that remain closed:

  • Highway 2B Sorlie Bridge in East Grand Forks
  • Highway 220 north of Oslo, between Highway 1 and Highway 317
  • Highway 317 between Highway 220 and North Dakota border
  • Highway 102 northwest of Fertile from Hwy 32 to CR 44

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

  • Highway 9 south of Ada
  • Hwy 1 from Oslo to CR 17

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.

Check 511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes. For additional updates, ‘like’ MnDOT at facebook.com/groups/mndotnorthwest, and follow @mndotnews on Twitter.