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May 7, 2020

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Flood update: Hwy 220 reopened from Oslo to Hwy 317

Other area roads remain closed for additional repairs

BEMIDJI, Minn. – (3:30 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the opening of Highway 220 between Oslo and Highway 317. Highway 317 also reopened to North Dakota border. These highways have been inspected by MnDOT and are safe to open to motorists. Both Highways 220 and 317 currently have a seven ton load limit in effect.

Highways impacted by floods need to be inspected for damage and safety prior to opening.

The highways in northwestern Minnesota that remain closed for repairs:

  • Highway 220 between Highway 317 and Marshall CR 5 (Snake River Bridge construction)
  • Highway 102 northwest of Fertile from Hwy 32 to CR 44 (Culvert replacement)

Highways that have been opened and are clear of water:

  • Highway 1 near Oslo (weight limit no longer in effect)
  • Highway 2B Sorlie bridge in East Grand Forks
  • Highway 9 south of Ada
  • Highway 75 north of Climax
  • Highway 89 near Grygla, between Hwy 1 and CR 54
  • Highway 175 between North Dakota and CR 34, west of Hallock
  • Highway 220 from Marshall County Road 5 to Highway 11
  • Highway 220 from Oslo to Highway 317
  • Highway 220 south of Alvarado
  • Highway 317 between Highway 220 and North Dakota border

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.