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Travel Advisory
April 2, 2010

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Location

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

 

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FLOODING UPDATE

Highway 75 near Kent closed due to flooding

 

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — (7:30 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol closed Highway 75 near Kent overnight due to flooding.

 

Traffic is detoured to Wilkin County Road 3 and Wilkin County Road 26.

 

Highway 75 near Kent will remain closed until further notice.

 

Motorists should plan accordingly. 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.

 

Open – use caution

The following state Highway in west central Minnesota is currently open but conditions can change rapidly. Motorists should use extreme caution approaching the following areas:

 

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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