Minnesota Department of Transportation

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April 9, 2020

Water over the road on Highway 75 north of Climax and Highway 220 south of Alvarado

BEMIDJI, Minn. — (9:00 p.m.)The Minnesota Department of Transportation has expanded the flood advisory to include water over the road on Highway 75 north of Climax and Highway 220 south of Alvarado. Use caution and obey road signs posted in the area.

Highways that remain closed:

  • Highway 1 from Oslo to CR 17
  • Highway 2B Sorlie Bridge in East Grand Forks
  • Highway 220 north of Oslo, between Highway 1 and Highway 11
  • Highway 317 between Highway 220 and North Dakota border
  • Highway 102 northwest of Fertile from Hwy 32 to CR 44

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

  • Hwy 75 north of Climax
  • Hwy 220 south of Alvarado

MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of road flooding throughout northwest Minnesota as additional precipitation and heavy snow pack continue to melt and water levels rise. Highways could be closed at times if water poses a safety hazard to motorists. Areas that have water on the road or are closed because of flooding are marked on MnDOT’s road conditions map at 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.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

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