Hwy 117 to reopen at 9 a.m.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol will reopen Highway 117, southwest of Wheaton between Highway 27 and the Minnesota/South Dakota border, at 9 a.m. today. The road was closed last week due to flooding and rising water levels on Lake Traverse and the Mustinka River. The water has receded off the roadway.
MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of road flooding throughout west central Minnesota as additional forecasted precipitation and the snow pack continue to melt and water levels rise. Highways could be closed at times if water poses a safety hazard to motorists. Areas that have water on the road or are closed because of flooding are marked on MnDOT’s road conditions map www.511mn.org.