Heavy rain continues to close roads across St. Louis County

By KBJR News 1

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Heavy rain continues to close roads across St. Louis County

June 2, 2014 Updated Jun 3, 2014 at 7:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The rainfall over the last few days is weighing on our infrastructure. High water levels on certain roads in central and northern St. Louis County are prompting closures.

The Public Works Department has laid out the following roads which are temporarily closed:
-County State Aid Highway 16 (South Townline Road) approximately 0.3 miles west of County Road 313 (Macon Road) on the line between Clinton and McDavitt Townships. Traffic can detour around the area on CSAH 7 north to State Trunk Highway 37, then west to CSAH 25, then south on CSAH 25 back to CSAH 16. Local detours are marked.
-County Road 442 (South Townline Road) at the southern city limit of Hibbing between State Highway 73 and County Road 965 (Hingeley Road).

Public Works hopes to re-open the roads sometime this week.

Warning signs are posted on the following roads due to a more-than-normal amount of water covering certain areas. The Public Works Department says these roads remain open, but drive carefully:
-CSAH 95 (Bodas Road) in Fayal Township between Miller Trunk Highway and the Wellstone Memorial Site.
-County Road 453 (White Road) in Cherry Township approximately a half mile south of Allavus Road.

The Public Works Department has laid out the following roads which were temporarily closed Monday, but have since reopened:
-County Road 642 (Hayes Road) in Great Scott Township between County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 5 and McSweeney Road.
-County Road 748 (Jones Road) in Great Scott Township between CSAH 25 and County Road 456.
-County Road 540 (East Olson Road) about two miles east of U.S. Highway 53.
-County Road 937 (Wood Road) about one mile north of East Olson Road.

*Note: CSAH 24 was closed Sunday, but is now open.

Anyone who encounters a dangerous road condition is asked to call 9-1-1.

*Another note unrelated to flooding: City crews have closed down the section of University Drive at West St. Marie Street near UMD. The section will be closed until Thursday in order to make repairs and stabilize the road.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com

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