Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 10, 2019

Rising water level expands closure on Hwy 220 north of Oslo

BEMIDJI, Minn. — (4:00 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has expanded the road closure on Hwy 220 north of Oslo. The road is now closed between Hwy 1 and Hwy 11.
The Highway will remain closed until further notice and traffic should seek alternate routes.

Highways that remain closed:

  • Business Highway 2 Sorlie Bridge in East Grand Forks
  • Hwy 75 south of Halstad
  • Hwy 220 north of Oslo, between Hwy 1 and Hwy 11
  • Hwy 317 between Hwy 220 and North Dakota border

Highways that remain open, but currently have water over the road:

  • Hwy 200 west of Ada, near mile post 16

Highways that previously had water over the road, but water level has receded:

  • Hwy 9 south of Ada, south of the Wild Rice River bridge
  • Hwy 92 north of Zerkel, near mile post 71

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, and follow @mndot on Twitter.