Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 1, 2019


Hwy 19 closed between Morton and Franklin

WILLMAR, Minn. — (6:00 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol closed Highway 19 between Morton and Franklin due to flooding and mudslides.

Traffic will be routed on Hwy 4, County Road 2 and U.S. Hwy 71.

This segment of Hwy 19 will remain closed until further notice.

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.

Check www.511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes. For additional updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsouthwest.