WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol opened U.S. Highway 75 south of Madison, which has been closed between Highway 40 and U.S. Highway 212 since Monday, due to flooding.


Water remains on the road, and motorists should still use extreme caution when traveling.


If traveling in southwest Minnesota, follow these safe driving practices:

  • Check www.511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes.
  • Do not drive around barricades or into flooded areas. 
  • Expect the unexpected – flash floods can occur anytime, anywhere.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground, if you can do so safely.