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March 16, 2021

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Hwy 74 in Whitewater Wildlife Management Area closed during spring thaw

WEAVER, Minn. – A 7-mile gravel stretch of Highway 74 north of Elba is temporarily closed due to road conditions created by the spring thaw, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

MnDOT workers are placing barricades on the road and road signs warn motorists of the closure. The road will remain closed until later in spring and reopen once crews are able to do minor repair work to the roadway once the water levels subside.

The stretch from near Beaver (Winona County Road 30) to near Weaver (Wabasha County Road 26) is MnDOT’s only gravel road and is within the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area north of Elba. It sees an average of 75 vehicles per day. Whitewater State Park is south of the road closure.