Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 19, 2019

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Hwy 75 is now open north of Climax

BEMIDJI, Minn. – (12:30 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has opened Highway 75 north of Climax. Motorists should continue to be cautious as water remains on the road surface, but has receded enough for it to be opened to traffic.

Some highways in northwestern Minnesota still remain closed due to flooding, they include:

Highways that remain closed:

  • Highway 1 between border with North Dakota and CR 17, mile post 3
  • Business Highway 2 Sorlie Bridge in East Grand Forks
  • Highway 175 west of Hallock
  • Highway 220 north of Oslo, between Highway 1 and Highway 11
  • Highway 317 between Highway 220 and North Dakota border

Highways that have been opened:

  • Highway 75 north of Halstad
  • Highway 75 south of Halstad

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

  • Highway 75 north of Climax
  • Highway 92, north of Zerkel, near mile post 71
  • Highway 200, between Laporte and Benedict

Areas that have water on the road or are closed because of flooding are marked on MnDOT’s road conditions map www.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.