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News Release

March 22, 2011
 

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Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 8
2505 Transportation Road
Willmar, MN 56201

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Hwy 14 between Tyler and Florence in southwestern Minnesota is open to traffic            

 

 

WILLMAR, Minn. —(7:00 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have opened Hwy 14 between Tyler and Florence in southwestern Minnesota.

 

The highway had been closed since March 20 due to flooding caused by the spring melt. 

 

Mn/DOT encourages motorists to slow down and drive with caution as some water may remain over the roadway.

 

Every flood is dangerous to motorists. If you must travel in the (SW, SE, NW, NE, 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.