Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 15, 2019

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Hwy 175 west of Hallock added to flooding road closures in northwest Minnesota

BEMIDJI, Minn. – (5:00 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has expanded the road closure on Highway 1 around Oslo. The road is now closed between the North Dakota border and County Road 17, which is near mile marker 3.

The Highway will remain closed until further notice and traffic should seek alternate routes.

Highways that remain closed:

  • Highway 1 between border with North Dakota and CR 17, mile post 3
  • Business Highway 2 Sorlie Bridge in East Grand Forks
  • Highway 75 north of Halstad
  • Highway 75 south of Halstad
  • Highway 75 north of Climax
  • Highway 75 between Noyes and Canadian Border
  • Highway 175 west of Hallock, between CR 34 and North Dakota Border
  • Highway 220 north of Oslo, between Highway 1 and Highway 11
  • Highway 317 between Highway 220 and North Dakota border

Highways that remain open, but currently have water over the road:

Highways that previously had water over the road, but water level has receded:

  • Highway 220 south of Alvarado

MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of road flooding throughout west central Minnesota as additional precipitation and heavy snow pack continue to melt 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.

Check 511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes. For additional updates, ‘like’ MnDOT at facebook.com/mndot, and follow @mndot on Twitter.