Flooding Keeps One Road Closed in St. Louis County

By KBJR News 1

Flooding Keeps One Road Closed in St. Louis County

May 6, 2013 Updated May 6, 2013 at 12:50 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Flooding in St. Louis County caused numerous roads to close in the last few weeks, but now all but one road has re-opened.

Fox Farm Road (County Road 266) in Alden Township remains closed approximately five miles east of Pequaywan Road near Paradise Lake. Public Works engineers say a culvert there will need to be repaired, however they are unable to work on this until water levels recede. Traffic should continue to divert around this area east and west on Fox Farm Road.

Meanwhile, four roads continue to have posted signs alerting drivers that water is on the roadway. These roads are open and are considered passable:

Sunset Lake Road (County Road 869) just east of Bear Trap Road (County Road 872) in Industrial Township.

County State Aid Highway 8 between Alborn Junction Road (County Road 570) and the BNSF Railroad Crossing west of County Road 570 in Culver Township.

Eklund Road (County Road 857) just west of County State Aid Highway 31 in Culver Township.

Erickson Road (County Road 729) just south of Swan Lake Road (County State Aid Highway 47) in New Independence Township.

Public Works crews continue to monitor County roads for changing conditions.

Posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com