TRAVEL ADVISORY: Hwys in northern Minnesota remain closed due to flooding
BEMIDJI, Minn. – (2:00 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to warn motorists of the travel advisories issued in northwest due to flooding. Use caution and obey road signs posted in the area.
Highways that remain closed:
- Highway 1 from Oslo to CR 17
- Highway 2B Sorlie Bridge in East Grand Forks
- Highway 175 between North Dakota and CR 34, west of Hallock
- Highway 220 north of Oslo, between Highway 1 and Highway 11
- Highway 317 between Highway 220 and North Dakota border
- Highway 102 northwest of Fertile from Hwy 32 to CR 44
Highways that have been opened and are clear of water:
- Hwy 75 north of Climax
- Hwy 220 south of Alvarado
MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of road flooding throughout northwest Minnesota as additional precipitation and heavy snow pack continue to melt and water levels rise. Highways could be closed at times if water poses a safety hazard to motorists. Areas that have water on the road or are closed because of flooding are marked on MnDOT’s road conditions map at 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.
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