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News Release

March 1, 2004

Mn/DOT Restricts a Portion of Hwy.1 East of Thief River Falls to 5-Ton Effective Immediately

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (10:30 AM)

Bemidji, MN. --- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is warning truckers and other motorists that a portion of Trunk Highway 1 east of Thief River Falls has been put under a 5-ton restriction effective immediately.

According to Steve Hufnagle, Mn/DOT Maintenance Supervisor, the highway has experienced some break up and repair is not immediately possible due to weather conditions. Hufnagle said, "Highway 1 from the intersection of Highway 219 near Goodridge east to the junction with Highway 89 will be posted at 5 tons until further notice."

Mn/DOT is asking all drivers to be extremely cautious when traveling through this area.

For road condition information, dial 511 or log on to www.511mn.org.

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    Contact:
Karen Bedeau
Public Affairs Coordinator
218/755-4086
 

District 2
Bemidji / Crookston
3920 Highway 2 West
PO Box 490
Bemidji, MN 56619
Tel: 218/755-3800
Fax: 218/755-2028
Road Condition Information: 218/755-3816