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May 30, 2023

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Hwy 6 closed north of Deer River due to deteriorating pavement conditions

Motorists should use detour until repairs are completed by June 2

The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed Hwy 6 north of Deer River earlier this month due to deteriorating pavement conditions.  Motorists will detour utilizing Itasca county roads 46 and 44. There is a seven-ton weight limit in effect. The Hwy will remain closed until repairs have been completed. Crews expect to complete the repairs by June 2, weather permitting.

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 Hwy conditions. Please check with your county, city and township for their road conditions and travel guidance.