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Flood update: Highway 89 reopened from Highway 1 to County Road 54

Other area roads remain closed due to flooding

 


BEMIDJI, Minn. – (12:00 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the opening of Highway 89 from Highway 1 to CR 54. Motorists are advised to use caution approximately seven miles east of Grygla. A 40-foot section of the road is gravel and will be repaired over the coming weeks. It has been inspected by MnDOT and is safe to open to motorists.

MnDOT crews continue to monitor water levels along with the remaining highway segments that are closed due to flooding. Highways impacted by floods need to be inspected for damage and safety prior to opening.

The highways in northwestern Minnesota that remain closed due to flooding include:

• Highway 175 between North Dakota and CR 34, west of Hallock

• Highway 220 north of Oslo, between Highway 1 and Marshall CR 5

• Highway 317 between Highway 220 and North Dakota border

• Highway 102 northwest of Fertile from Hwy 32 to CR 44

Highways that have been opened and are clear of water:

• Highway 1 near Oslo (weight limit no longer in effect)

• Highway 2B Sorlie bridge in East Grand Forks

• Highway 9 south of Ada

• Highway 75 north of Climax

• Highway 89 near Grygla, between Hwy 1 and CR 54

• Highway 220 from Marshall County Road 5 to Highway 11

• Hwy 220 south of Alvarado

Areas that have water on the road or are closed because of flooding are marked on MnDOT’s road conditions map http://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.

 

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