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Flood waters recede on Highway 24 north of Litchfield

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Update 3 p.m.

WILLMAR - Floodwaters have receded on state Highway 24, about 11 miles north of Litchfield and one-half mile north of Meeker County Road 37.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reporting as of 2 p.m. Monday

flagging operations on Highway 24 will cease and the changeable message signs will be removed.

During the flooding episode, Highway 24 remained open to traffic but there is was 2 to 3 inches of water over the road.

State Highway 9 near Benson, two blocks east of U.S. Highway 12, also experienced some flooding Monday.

MnDOT is warning motorists to slow down and with drive with caution through any flooded areas.

Other highways affected by flooding in Minnesota include:

- Highway 200 east of Mahnomen from Mahnomen County Road 3 to Mahnomen County Road 122 near Twin Lakes

- Highway 32 approximately 1 mile north of Ulen

- Highway 34 west of Snellman

- Highway 225 in several areas along entire highway

- Highway 10 eastbound and westbound east of Perham near Otter Tail County Road 80

- Highway 108 east of Pelican Rapids from Highway 59 to Star Lake

- Highway 210 west of Breckenridge

- Highway 59 from Otter Tail/Grant county line to north junction Highway 55

- Highway 79 east of Elbow Lake

- Highway 55 from Grant/Wilkin county line to County Road 43

- Highway 114 at Douglas County Road 4 at the south end of Lake Mary

These highways are currently open but rapidly changing conditions could call for closures in some areas. Motorists should use extreme caution watch for water on all area roadways.

Drivers are urged to call 511 or log on to www.511mn.org for road condition information when traveling in any area of the state where potential flooding conditions exist.

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