Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 19, 2016

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Motorists should use caution on highways in Cass and Aitkin counties while crews clear tree debris from roadsides

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists traveling in Cass and Aitkin counties in Central Minnesota must use caution while navigating segments of road where tree debris near roadways is creating hazardous driving conditions.

While all driving lanes are clear and all roads are open, debris is encroaching clear zones near roadways and is creating difficult driving conditions in the following areas:

  • Five miles of Highway 84 between Longville and Highway 200
  • Sixteen miles of Highway 200 between Remer and Hill City
  • Twenty-five miles of Highway 6 from Outing to 1 mile south of Willow Lake (8 miles north of Remer)
  • Two miles of Highway 169 south of Hill City

Beginning Monday, Aug. 22, motorists who travel these roads may encounter minor delays while segments of each road are reduced to a single lane and flaggers allow one way, alternating traffic through work zones while crews remove debris from the clear zones along the roadway.

The lane closures and work will occur during daytime hours until all hazards left from recent storms have been removed from each road’s clear zone.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, check www.511mn.org.

For more information from MnDOT in Central Minnesota, follow on Twitter @MnDOTCentral or visit www.mndot.gov/d3.

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