MnDOT closes Highway 22 south of Richmond due to water over the road
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed Highway 22 south of Richmond due to water over the road. Motorists should follow road signs or use alternate routes. The road will reopen when the water levels recede.
MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of road flooding throughout central Minnesota as the spring snow melt continues and water levels rise. Highways could be closed at times if water poses a safety hazard to motorists. Areas that have water on the road or are closed because of flooding are marked on MnDOT’s road conditions map www.511mn.org.
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.