Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 11, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Northbound Hwy 197 in downtown Bemidji detoured due to paint spill

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 197 near downtown Bemidji are advised of a paint spill on the northbound lane near 1st Street SE and the pedestrian bridge. Three five-gallon cans of paint have spilled on the roadway and will keep these lanes closed for an indeterminate amount of time.

Traffic is being detoured down 1st Street SE through Nymore. MnDOT workers and police are on the scene.

Motorists are advised to use caution and follow all marked detours.