Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Floods - June and July 2014



Flooding on Minnesota Highways

Know before you go

Check www.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.

Travel tips

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. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

Updated July 16, 9 a.m.

Road closures and restrictions on state Highways. Check 511mn.org for updates.

Central Minnesota

  • Eastbound Highway 10 just east of Verndale, about 9 miles west of Staples, is now open. (July 16, 2014)

Southcentral Minnesota

City and county road information

Many city and county roads are also closed or restricted. Check these city and county websites for more information.