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April 17, 2023

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MnDOT closes Hwy 27 west of Wheaton due to water over the road

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (8:30 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed Highway 27 west of Wheaton due to water over the road. Motorists should use an alternate route.

The roadway will reopen when water levels have receded. MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of road flooding throughout west 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 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.