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Travel Advisory
May 3, 2011




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


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Highway 12 east of Ortonville open to traffic



DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—(11:30 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation opened Highway 12 east of Ortonville today. Highway 12 has been closed at this location since early April 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 in west central Minnesota.


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:


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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