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Update on Emergency County Road Closures

Categories: 2012 Press Releases | Author: Peggy Carlson | Posted: 5/29/2012 | Views: 17249

N E W S    R E L E A S E

May 29, 2012    

CONTACT:  
Peter Eakman, P.E., Maintenance Engineer
Public Works Department
218-625-3805

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

UPDATE ON EMERGENCY COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES

County Road closures  5-29-12,  4:00 p.m.

CSAH 88 2 miles west of CSAH 116 North of Ely remains closed due to a beaver dam collapse  Sunday evening, and taking out a large section of road embankment.  Repairs are underway with crews first securing an in-place culvert pipe, and then hauling in new material.  It is expected to take two to three days to complete repairs with a large amount of material needed.

County Road 652 (Goodell Road) remains closed about 1 mile west of TH 53 North of Britt.  Water is running over road, and has caused a one foot deep cut across the road making it impassable.  Repair will begin once the water recedes.

County Road 796 (Kaunonen Lake Road) remains closed east of Embarrass.  A large hole formed at the south abutment to the bridge over the Embarrass River.  Repair will begin once water recedes.

County Road 453 (White Road) in Cherry Township, was closed today about 300 feet south of the Allavus Road.  Water is too deep over the road for vehicles to safely traverse.  Repair as needed will begin once water recedes.

County Road 442 becoming Unorganized Township Road 9111 from County Road 965 to TH 73 was closed today due to moving water over the road in numerous places too deep for vehicles to safely traverse.  Repair as needed will begin once water recedes.

These locations have posted signs warning of the closed condition, and local routes are available to handle traffic in the interim. In numerous locations, washouts are being repaired by county maintenance forces, but due to the number of locations completion may be slow.  

Work in some locations will be delayed, as in many areas the water is still too high to make repair possible at this time.  Water is rising in many places throughout the county, and it can be expected that other closures may follow.  Roads will be opened as water recedes and repairs can be made.

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