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New St. Louis Co. map shows roads closed due to flooding

Several roads closed following recent rain, washouts
Several roads closed following recent rain, washouts(Alex Liatala KBJR 6)
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 4:35 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS CO., MN-- A new online map will help drivers identify the roads that are currently closed due to flooding.

The map was created by St. Louis County GIS staff.

This includes roads maintained by the Public Works Department as well as forest management roads maintained by the Land & Minerals Department.

“Our forest management roads are not heavily traveled, so when one is damaged by flooding, very few people are affected,” said Julie Marinucci, St. Louis County Land & Minerals Director.

“But at the same time, with fishing season now open and many cabin owners returning to their property after the long winter, we’d hate for them to travel to here and then belatedly learn that they can’t get to their property due to a washout.”

The online map includes details about the location and cause of the closure, along with department phone numbers people can contact for more information.

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