Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 22, 2019

MnDOT reopens Hwy 55 west of Tenney

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (9:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation will reopen Highway 55 west of Tenney from U.S. Highway 75 to the Minnesota/North Dakota border at 10 a.m. today. The road was closed due to flooding on the North Dakota side of the river (Highway 11).

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has reopened Highway 11, but water remains at the edge of the roadway and motorists should travel with caution.

MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of road flooding throughout west central 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 www.511mn.org.

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