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NDDOT updates North Dakota road closures due to flooding

The North Dakota Department of Transportation warns motorists that driving through water is dangerous and motorists should not drive around barricades or into flooded areas as vehicles that leave the roadway may become immersed in high water.

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BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Transportation issued the following flood updates on Tuesday, May 3.

  • Open – ND 18 south of Cavalier
  • Open – US 81 in Minto
  • Closed – ND 5 west of ND 32

The following areas/roadways are closed in North Dakota due to flooding:

  • ND 54 closed from Interstate 29 to the Red River near Oslo, Minnesota
  • ND 18 Neche point of entry and south of Neche
  • I-29 southbound on-ramp at mile marker 164
  • ND 5 at Joliette to the Red River
  • ND 27 in Lisbon at the Sheyenne River bridge
  • I-29 southbound entrance to the Alexander Henry rest area

MnDOT has closed the following roadways in Minnesota which may impact North Dakota drivers.

  • MN 317, which is across the river from ND 17 east of Grafton
  • MN 220, which is the north/south roadway adjacent to the Red River which goes from Oslo (ND 54) to south of Robin, Minnesota
  • US 2 Sorlie Bridge in Grand Forks. The NDDOT will be performing routine inspections on the bridge while closed to traffic. These inspections are not related to flooding
  • MN 175, which is across the river from ND 5 at Joliette
  • MN 1 is closed in both directions, across the river from ND 54 near Poland
  • MN 75 is closed in both directions, across the river from Pembina

The following state highways remain open but are affected by floodwaters:

  • ND 200 at Hillsboro.
  • US 81, approximately 1.5 miles south of Hamilton, water along the shoulder of the road. Motorists should use caution and watch for water on the roadway.
  • Water near the edge of I-29 northbound lanes from mile point 160-161, near the ND 54-Oslo Exit. Speeds are reduced to 45 mph and motorists should use caution.
  • Interstate 29 near exit 168, southbound lanes water on the roadway due to localized flooding. Travelers use caution.
  • Water on southbound lanes from mile point 169-169.5 on I-29, north of the Minto & Warsaw Exit. Speeds are reduced to 25 mph and motorists should use caution.
  • Interstate 29 exit 164 northbound off-ramp, approximately 20 miles north of Grand Forks. There may be water on the road. Reduce speed and use caution.
READ MORE FLOOD COVERAGE
Ranier residents sandbagging homes and cabins as lakes and rivers flood over their banks.

NDDOT warns motorists that driving through water is dangerous and motorists should not drive around barricades or into flooded areas as vehicles that leave the roadway may become immersed in high water.

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The NDDOT encourages motorists to check road conditions before traveling due to rapidly changing conditions. Fluctuating water levels make it difficult to predict when and where water will go over the roadway or recede from the roadway.

For road information, call 511 or travel.dot.nd.gov . The road report is based upon the information available to NDDOT at the time of preparation and is provided solely as a public service. Conditions may vary from those reported.

Related Topics: FLOODING
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