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Area of Hwy. 212 between Montevideo and Wegdahl is now open

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WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol report that U.S. Highway 212 between Montevideo and Wegdahl is open and the detour lifted.

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The highway was opened about 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from MnDOT.

Highway 212 had been closed to traffic since March 22 due to flooding between Montevideo and Wegdahl and the construction of a temporary levee in Montevideo.

Water has receded from Highway 212 between Montevideo and Wegdahl and the temporary levee has been removed.

Motorists are reminded that flooding is difficult to predict and roads may be closed or restricted without warning.

Motorists are advised to check road conditions in advance of travel.

One state highway remains closed in southwest Minnesota: state Highway 67 east of the junction with state Highway 23 in Granite Falls.

Motorists should plan accordingly. When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area.

Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

For updated information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

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