Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Updated July 19, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

MnDOT advises caution for travelers in central Minnesota

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises travelers to drive with caution in central Minnesota due to high water, flooding and damaged roads.

Officials warn that road conditions can change quickly, and roads may close or be restricted without warning as flooding is difficult to predict. Motorists must be aware of immediate road conditions at all times and watch for cones and barrels on the roadways as they indicate potential hazards.

All roads that were closed due to flooding have reopened (Updated 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19)

Every flood is dangerous, and many county and local roads are also closed in central Minnesota. If you must travel, follow these safe driving practices:

  • Expect the unexpected – flash floods can occur anytime, anywhere.
  • Do not drive around barricades or into flooded areas. 
  • If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground, if you can do so safely.

Check 511mn.org for current statewide road conditions.

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