Flooding on Minnesota highways
Know before you go
Check 511mn.org for closures and other travel impacts on Minnesota state highways. 511 is updated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also dial 511 for travel information.
- Expect the unexpected – flash floods can occur anytime, anywhere.
- Do not drive around barricades or into flooded areas.
- Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling. A foot of water will float many vehicles. Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles and pick-ups.
- 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. If travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will also apply.
City and county roads
Check these city and county websites for more non-state highway information.