Highway 89 near Grygla closed for culvert failure

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has enacted a road closure on Highway 89 from Highway 1 to Marshall county road 54 near Grygla due to a culvert failure. The highway will remain closed until further notice and traffic should seek alternate routes.

MnDOT crews continue to monitor water levels along with the remaining highway segments that are closed due to flooding. Highways impacted by floods need to be inspected for damage and safety prior to opening.

The highways in northwestern Minnesota that remain closed due to flooding include:

  • Highway 89 near Grygla, between Hwy 1 and CR 54
  • Highway 175 between North Dakota and CR 34, west of Hallock
  • Highway 220 north of Oslo, between Highway 1 and Highway 11
  • Highway 317 between Highway 220 and North Dakota border
  • Highway 102 northwest of Fertile from Hwy 32 to CR 44

Highways that have been opened and are clear of water:

  • Highway 1 near Oslo (5 ton weigh limit in effect)
  • Highway 2B Sorlie bridge in East Grand Forks
  • Highway 9 south of Ada
  • Highway 75 north of Climax
  • Hwy 220 south of Alvarado

Areas that have water on the road or are closed because of flooding are marked on MnDOT’s road conditions map www.511mn.org. 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.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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