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05/02/2022 03:35 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:

  • Closed – US 81 is closed in Minto
  • Closed – ND 18 south of Neche
  • Closed - ND 27 in Lisbon at the Sheyenne River bridge
  • Closed – Interstate 29 southbound entrance to the Alexander Henry rest area
  • Closed – ND 18 in Cavalier

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

  • ND 54 closed from I-29 to the Red River near Oslo, MN
  • US 81 is closed in Minto
  • ND 18 south of Niche
  • ND 18 at the Port of Entry into Canada
  • 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
  • ND 18 in Cavalier


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
  • 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


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.

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.

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 visit the N 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.

 

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