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Travel Advisory
April 15, 2010

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Minnesota Department of Transportation
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
218-846-3600

 

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FLOODING UPDATE
West central Minnesota flood-related road conditions

 

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. —(9:30 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol urge motorists to drive with caution as flooding continues to affect area highways and interstates in west central Minnesota.

 

Icy roads

 

MnDOT reminds motorists to drive with extra caution as snow and/or rain move through the region today and low temperatures continue through the weekend. Freezing temperatures are causing icy conditions and travel can be hazardous where water is affecting roadways.

 

Road closures

 

The following state highways are closed until further notice:

 

Open – use caution

 

The following state highways in west central Minnesota are currently open but conditions can change rapidly. Motorists should use caution when approaching the following areas:

 

Open – water receded

 

The following state highways in west central Minnesota are open and flooding is no longer a threat to the roadway:

 

Every flood is dangerous to motorists. If you must travel in the west central Minnesota area, follow these safe driving practices (source: Federal Emergency Management Agency http://www.fema.gov/hazard/flood/fl_during.shtm):

 

For updated information, call 511 or click on www.511mn.org when traveling in any area of the state where potential flooding conditions exist. For weather and flood warnings, go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Web site http://www.noaawatch.gov/floods.php or listen to NOAA weather radio or local radio stations.

 

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