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Travel Advisory
April 18, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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West central Minnesota flooding update: Highway 75 near Kent to open today


DETROIT LAKES, Minn. —(2:15 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation will open Highway 75 near Kent today by 5 p.m. Highway 75 has been closed at this location since April 1 due to flooding.


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.


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 water has receded from the driving lanes:


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


For updated information, call 511 or click on 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 or listen to NOAA weather radio or local radio stations.


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