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Weekend weather causes more road closures in St. Louis County

Weekend weather causes more road closures in St. Louis County
Weekend weather causes more road closures in St. Louis County(Public works department)
Published: Apr. 24, 2022 at 5:27 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 24, 2022 at 5:33 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MN. (KBJR) - - After a combination of weekend rainfall and spring snowmelt, several roads in St. Louis County have been closed due to washouts and high water.

A portion of Heritage Trail (County State Aid Highway 20) near McKinley has been closed after a culvert failure caused the surrounding gravel to wash away, leaving the paved surface suspended with no support beneath. The road is closed between Jack Pine Lane and Red Wood Lane.

Two roads near Orr have also been closed due to damage from excessive water runoff. These include County Road 422 between Kallio Road and Niles Bay Forest Road; and Range Line Road between Willow River road and Nett Lake Road.

Repairs on all of these are expected to be made by early in the week.

These road closures come just one day after three roads were closed due to culvert failures and flooding.

Those road closures include County Road 65 , approximately 1.2 miles west of State Highway 73 near Side Lake; King Road in Orr; and County Road 535 in Greaney.

St. Louis County Public Works crews continue to monitor road conditions following this weekend’s heavy rain, and have posted signs to warn motorists of roads with standing water. Anyone who sees unsafe road conditions is asked to call 911.

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