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NDDOT spring flooding update

Message to media: We will be providing daily flood updates this spring as new information becomes available. New information will be in bold. We will continue to update Facebook and Twitter throughout the day.

Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has issued the following flood updates:

  • US 81 near Minto is now open to traffic.
  • ND 18 near Inkster is now open to traffic.
  • ND 17 west of Grafton no longer has water near the roadway.

The following areas/roadways are closed in North Dakota due to flooding:

  • ND 200 near Hillsboro at mile point 402.5
  • ND 54 is closed from I-29 to the Red River near Oslo, MN

MnDOT has closed the following roadways in Minnesota which may impact North Dakota drivers.

  • MN 317, which is across the river from ND 17 east of Grafton
  • MN 220, which is the north/south roadway adjacent to the Red River which goes from Oslo, MN (ND 54) to south of Robin, MN
  • US 2 Sorlie Bridge in Grand Forks. The NDDOT will be performing routine inspections on the bridge while closed to traffic. These inspections are not related to flooding.

The following state highways remain open but are affected by floodwaters:

  • US 81, approximately 1.5 miles south of Hamilton, water along the shoulder of the road. Motorists should use caution and watch for water on the roadway.
  • Interstate 29 exit 164 northbound off-ramp, approximately 20 miles north of Grand Forks. There may be water on the road. Reduce speed and use caution.

NDDOT warns motorists that driving through water is dangerous and motorists should not drive around barricades or into flooded areas as vehicles that leave the roadway may become immersed in high water.

The NDDOT encourages motorists to check road conditions before traveling due to rapidly changing conditions. Fluctuating water levels make it difficult to predict when and where water will go over the roadway or recede from the roadway. For road information, call 511 or visit the N Roads app or The road report is based upon the information available to NDDOT at the time of preparation and is provided solely as a public service. Conditions may vary from those reported.