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April 19, 2020

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Highway 1 near Oslo to open at 10:00 a.m.

BEMIDJI, Minn. —(8:00 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the opening of Highway 1 near Oslo.  It has been inspected by MnDOT and is safe to open to motorists.

MnDOT crews continue to monitor water levels along with the remaining highway segments that are closed due to flooding. Highways impacted by floods need to be inspected for damage and safety prior to opening.

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

  • 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

Areas that have water on the road or are closed because of flooding are marked on MnDOT’s road conditions map 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.