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Highway 19/71 closed due to mudslide between Redwood Falls and Morton in west central Minn.

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WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol closed Highway19/71 between Redwood Falls and Morton this morning because of a mudslide caused by saturated soil due to snow melt.

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Traffic will be detoured on Redwood County Road 1, Redwood County Road 24 and Redwood County Road 2 to Highway 19/71. The highway segment will remain closed for approximately two days, weather permitting.

When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area, according to a news release from MnDOT.

For updated information, call 5-1-1 or log onto www.511mn.org when traveling in any area of the state where potential flooding conditions exist. For more information on flooded roads, including a local road map, go to www.mndot.gov.

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