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News Release
April 12, 2011




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


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Hwy 19/71, between Redwood Falls and Morton, open to traffic



WILLMAR, Minn. - (2:30 p.m.)  Hwy 19/71, between Redwood Falls and Morton, has reopened to traffic.  This section of Hwy 19/71 had been closed to traffic since April 10 due to reoccurrence of a mudslide caused by saturated soil due to snow melt and heavy rains.


For updated information, call 5-1-1 or log onto when traveling in any area of the state where potential flooding conditions exist. For more information on flooded roads, including a local road map, go to