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Area highways closed due to water, ice and snow
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State patrol urge motorists to drive with caution. While water has receded in some places, flooding continues to affect areas of Becker, Clay, Grant, Mahnomen and Wilkin counties.

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The following state highways are closed until further notice:

-Highway 200 east of Mahnomen at Twin Lakes

-Highway 75 at Kragnes (north of Moorhead)

-Highway 75 at Comstock (south of Moorhead)

-Hihway 75 at the Kent underpass

-Highway 55 between Wendell and Highway 59

-Highway 55 between Highway 77 and the North Dakota border.

MnDOT closed Highway 75 at Comstock at 5:30 a.m. Thursday due to flooding on the roadway. Highway 75 will remain closed until further notice.

No travel is advised on Highway 75 north of Moorhead to the Clay County line. The road is closed to through traffic from Clay County Road 18 north to the Kragnes road closure, and from Georgetown south to the Kragnes road closure. Several areas along the roadway are covered in water and a thin layer of ice and snow.

Ramp/lane closures include:

-I-94 westbound at Highway 75/8th Stree and the Red River -- entrance ramp is closed

-I-94 eastbound between the Red River and Highway 75/8th Street -- right lane and exit ramp are closed

The following state highways are currently open. Motorists should use extreme caution because conditions can change rapidly:

-Highway 225 at various locations along entire highway.

Motorists are urged to call 5-1-1 or log on to www.511.org for road condition information when traveling in the west central and northwest areas of Minnesota where potential flooding conditions exist. Motorists planning travel to North Dakota should go to www.dot.nd.gov and select "Road Conditions Map" under "Travel" for information on current road conditions. For weather and flood warnings, listen to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio or local radio stations.

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