Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 3, 2013

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Travel Advisory
Hwy 220 closure extended to Hwy 11 due to flooding

BEMIDJI, Minn. – (11:00 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have extended the closure of Hwy 220 to now extend from Marshall County Road 4 to Hwy 11 due to water over the road.

The closure, which previously ended at County Road 5, is extended because Marshall County has now closed County Road 5.

The area is marked with barricades and flashing lights. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

They will remain closed until further notice.

Highways that remain closed:

  • Hwy 220 from Marshall County Road 4 to Hwy 11
  • Hwy 317

Highways that remain open, but at risk of closure if water levels continue to rise:

  • Hwy 175 near Hallock to County Road 16

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.

Check www.511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes. For additional updates, ‘like’ MnDOT at www.facebook.com/mndot, follow @mndotnews or watch for #mnflood2013 on Twitter.



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