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News Release

March 25, 2011



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

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Hwy 75, three miles south of Madison will close to traffic today at 9:30 a.m. due to flooding


WILLMAR, Minn. — (8:30 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol will close Hwy 75, three miles south of Madison today at 9:30 a.m. due to flooding.

Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route around the flooded area. The highway segment will remain closed until further notice.
Mn/DOT had provided 24-hour flagging operations since March 23 due to water over the highway.


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.  


Every flood is dangerous to motorists. If you must travel in flooded areas, follow these safe driving practices (source: Federal Emergency Management Agency http://www.fema.gov/hazard/flood/fl_during.shtm)


For updated information, call 5-1-1 or log onto www.511mn.org when traveling in any area of the state where potential flooding conditions exist.


For road closures on state, county and local roads, log onto www.dot.state.mn.us/flood/