MnDOT closes Hwys 317 and 220 north of Oslo due to water over the road
BEMIDJI, Minn. – (11:15 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed Highways 317 and 220 north of Oslo due to water over the road. Motorists should use an alternate route.
The roadways will reopen when water has receded, and crews are able to make any necessary repairs.
MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of road flooding throughout northwest 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.
Important: road conditions shown on 511mn.org only reflect state highway conditions. Please check with your county, city and township for their road conditions and travel guidance.