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04/08/2019 04:23 PM

Sorlie Bridge in Grand Forks temporarily closed due to flooding

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) have closed the Sorlie Bridge in Grand Forks/East Grand Forks as of noon, April 8 due to flooding on Business US Highway 2 (DeMers Ave.) near the bridge. The bridge will remain closed until river levels recede.

In addition, 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 Robin (ND 66 at Drayton)

Motorists should drive with caution as flooding continues to affect the area highways and should check road conditions before traveling due to rapidly changing conditions. For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the website

NDDOT warns motorists that driving through water is dangerous and should not drive around barricades or into flooded areas as vehicles that leave the roadway may become immersed in high water. For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the Travel Information Map on our website:


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