Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Jan. 12, 2018

Emergency lane closure on Hwy 12 in Ortonville begins today

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A portion of the westbound lanes of Highway 12 have been reduced to a single lane between Southeast Second Street and Highway 75. The extreme temperatures have caused a water spring to leak near the driving lanes which has resulted in an unnatural buildup of ice. The lane closure is expected to last until the temperatures normalize.

Motorists in both directions should slow down, be prepared for slippery conditions and eliminate distractions.

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