05/12/2022 03:10 PM

NDDOT spring flooding update

Message to media: We will be providing daily flood updates this spring as new information becomes available. New information will be in bold. We will continue to update Facebook and Twitter throughout the day.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has issued the following flood updates:

With possible severe weather in the coming days, the NDDOT would like to remind motorists to set up a way to receive weather updates on their phones. When alerted of the possibility of a flash flood, get to high ground immediately. Never enter floodwater in a vehicle or on foot. It only takes 6 inches of fast-moving water to knock over and carry away an adult, and 12 inches to carry away a small car. More than 50 percent of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related.

  • Water is no longer at the edge of the road on ND 46, west of Kindred.

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

  • ND 18 north of Neche
  • I-29 southbound on-ramp at mile marker 164
  • ND 5 at Joliette to the Red River

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, MN (ND 54) to south of Robin, MN
  • 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:

  • Water over both driving lanes of ND 20 at mile marker 114, north of Devils Lake. A lane closure is in place with flaggers and pilot cars to assist traffic. Speed reduced to 25 mph. ND 20 will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. and reopen tomorrow at 6 a.m. with flaggers and pilot cars to direct traffic.
  • Water on the shoulder of I-29 NB at the Pembina border crossing.
  • 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 exit 164 northbound off-ramp, approximately 20 miles north of Grand Forks. There may be water on the road. Reduce speed and use caution.

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.

For road information, call 511 or visit the ND Roads app 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.