WILLMAR -- Rising waters on the Minnesota River have led to the closing of portions of two area highways, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced.
U.S. Highway 212 between Granite Falls and Montevideo and Highway 67 between Granite Falls and Yellow Medicine County Road 44 were closed at noon on Monday.
Detour routes are posted.
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 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 and click on flooded road information or go to www.511mn.org.