Duluth / North Shore Storms 6/19/12 - Closures and Updates

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Duluth / North Shore Storms 6/19/12 - Closures and Updates

Postby bwca » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:24 am

Preliminary Storm Report Highlights 6/19/12

1054 PM 3.28" Rain - 5 Miles NW Duluth - Official NWS OBS
1045 PM 2.27" Rain - Silver Bay - Co-op OBS
1043 PM 4.82" Rain - 5 Miles NW Two Harbors - Trained Spotter
0923 PM Flood - 6 Inches of Water over Highway 61 - Ilgen City
0837 PM 4.66" Rain - Island Lake - Amateur Radio Spotter
0827 PM Flood - First South bound tunnel I-35 Duluth flooded
0558 PM Hail - 2" Hail - Silver Bay - Trained Spotter
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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12

Postby finnbay » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:37 am

2.36 in Babbitt since yesterday afternoon.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12

Postby bwca » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:48 pm

Preliminary Storm Report Highlights 6/20/12
04:42PM 10.10" Rain - 4 Miles NE Duluth - NWS Employee OBS
02:15PM Flood- Parts of the City of Carlton near Thompson Resevoir are being evacuated - Law Enforcement OBS
02:00PM 9.93" Rain - Two Harbors, MN - Trained Spotter OBS
01:31PM 7.58" Rain - Kettle River, Carlton, MN - Trained Spotter OBS
01:20PM 8.52" Rain - Piedmont Heights, Duluth MN - Trained Spotter OBS
12:00PM 5.15" Rain - Castle Danger, MN - Amateur Radio OBS
09:41AM 9.00" Rain - Denfeld, MN - Trained Spotter OBS
09:41AM Flood - Spafford Camping Area evacuated, St Louis River - Law Enforcement OBS
09:00AM 7.41" Rain - Island Lake - Co-op OBS
08:00AM Flood - Jay Cooke State Park evacuated due to flooding - Emergency Manager OBS
08:00AM 8.38" - Rain - Morley Heights, Duluth MN - NWS Employee OBS
08:00AM Flood - Reservoir overflowed and city of Thomson is under ordered evacuation - Emergency Manager OBS
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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12

Postby bwca » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:27 pm

11:29 AM MNDOT:
London Rd. in both directions: Road closed at N. 43rd Ave. E. in Duluth. The road is closed because of flooding.

11:06 AM MNDOT:
MN 61 in both directions: Road closed between Lake County Road 3 and Lake County Road 106. (2 miles east of the Two Harbors area). The road is closed because of flooding.

11:01 AM MNDOT:
US 53 in both directions: Road closed between MN 194 and St Louis County Road 6 (near Duluth). The road is closed because of flooding.

06:36 AM MNDOT:
MN 61: Road closed between I-35 (Duluth) and Lake County Road 21 (Two Harbors - east limits) (Two Harbors). The road is closed.
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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12

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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12 - Closures and Updates

Postby bwca » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:59 pm

MNDOT 11:25AM
US 2 in both directions: Road closed.between St Louis County Road 835 (near Floodwood) and St Louis County Road 847 (4 miles west of the Brookston area). The road is closed because of flooding.

MNDOT 10:53AM
MN 33 in both directions: Road closed between Saint Louis County Road 6 and US 2 (1 mile north of the Cloquet area). The road is closed because of flooding.
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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12 - Closures and Updates

Postby VoyageurNorth » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:03 pm

Erik, just had a customer try taking 35 and getting to 73 but both 73 and 65 are closed.

They are now driving Hwy 18 to 169 and taking that over to Ely. Poor guys, they'll have an extra hour or two at least, of driving.

Other customer took 169 from by Mpls and have had no detours or troubles. Not taking them that much extra time like the detour ways are for other people.
Not to commercialize, but just to let you know I am one of those "outfitter types" :-)

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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12 - Closures and Updates

Postby bwca » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:42 am

MNDOT 06/20/12 09:11AM
MN 200: Road closed between MN 65 and US 2 (15 to 24 miles east of the Hill City area). The road is closed because the road surface has collapsed.

MNDOT 06/20/12 11:12AM
MN 73 in both directions: Road closed between Carlton County Road 125 and Saint Louis County Road 822 (4 miles north of the Cromwell area). The road is closed because of flooding.

MNDOT 06/20/12 07:59PM
I-35 in both directions: Road closed between Exit 216 (near Barnum) and MN 210 (near Cloquet). The road is closed. Until today at about 8:00AM CDT.
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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12 - Closures and Updates

Postby VoyageurNorth » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:31 am

Thanks Erik!

Where do you find this info?
Not to commercialize, but just to let you know I am one of those "outfitter types" :-)

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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12 - Closures and Updates

Postby bwca » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:22 pm

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MN 210 in both directions: Road closed.
between MN 65 (McGregor) and Aitkin County Road 6 - County Road 16 (near Tamarack). The road is closed. Look out for flooding.
Comment: Due to flooding this road is closed until further notice. Please check 511mn.org for updates and seek alternate routes.

MN 210 in both directions: Road closed.
between Carlton County Road 1 (near Thomson) and MN 23 (Duluth). The road is closed.
Comment: Due to flooding this road is closed until further notice. Please check 511mn.org for updates and seek alternate routes.

Last updated 6/21/12 at 10:40AM CDT by Mn/DOT.
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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12 - Closures and Updates

Postby bwca » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:26 pm

last updated 9:30 a.m., 6-21-12) Take care driving in and around Duluth. Flooding is making many roads hazardous. The following highways are closed:
Interstate 35 between Hwy 210 and Mahtowa, northbound lanes are open, detour is in place for southbound lanes

Hwy 2 from Floodwood to Brookston

Hwy 2 from I-35 to Boundary Avenue in Proctor

Hwy 23 from Hwy 39 in New Gary Duluth to just south of the St. Louis River in Fond Du Lac, completely closed evacuating the community.


Hwy 33 at milepost 9 near Independence

Hwy 61 at Knife River, detour in place

Hwy 65 eight miles south of McGregor, under two feet of water, detour in place.

Hwy 73 west of Moose Lake
Hwy 73 north of Cromwell
Hwy 73 at County Rd. 61 at south end of Moose Lake
Hwy 73 and 27, west of Moose Lake at the exit, closed, under water

Hwy 200 between Hwy 2 and Hwy 65, open to local traffic only

Highway 210 from Carlton to Duluth

Hwy 210 four miles east of McGregor, detour in place
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Re: Storms hit North Shore 6/19/12 - Closures and Updates

Postby bwca » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:30 pm

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London Rd. in both directions: Road closed.
at N. 43rd Ave. E. in Duluth. The road is closed because of flooding.
Comment: Please seek alternate routes.

Last updated 6/21/12 at 10:41AM CDT by Mn/DOT.
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Re: Duluth / North Shore Storms 6/19/12 - Closures and Updat

Postby bwca » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:21 pm

Current road closures

(last updated 6/21/2012, 5:10 p.m.)
Hwy 2 from I-35 to Boundary Avenue in Proctor, closed
Hwy 2 between reference points 220.7 through 232.0, single lane with flaggers/signals
Hwy 23 from Hwy 39 in New Gary Duluth to just south of the St. Louis River in Fond Du Lac, closed
Hwy 33 at milepost 8 north of Cloquet, single lane southbound, northbound closed
Interstate 35 from reference point 215 to Moose Lake, ramp closed
Hwy 39 westbound by McQuen St., single lane traffic
Hwy 61 at Knife River, closed, detour in place
Hwy 65 eight miles south of McGregor, from reference posts 107 to 112.6, closed, detour in place
Hwy 73 and County Hwy 61 at reference point 00.6 at the south end of Moose Lake, closed
Hwy 73 at reference point 15, west of Moose Lake, closed
Hwy 73 at reference post 46.3, closed, detour in place
Hwy 73 at reference post 47.4, closed, detour in place
Hwy 200 between Hwy 2 and Hwy 65, open to local traffic only
Hwy 210 through Jay Cooke State Park, closed
Hwy 210 from McGregor to Tamarack, closed, detour in place

Numerous road shoulders are also washed out due to flooding on Tuesday night.

Motorists should plan accordingly. When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.
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Re: Duluth / North Shore Storms 6/19/12 - Closures and Updat

Postby bwca » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:44 pm

Current road closures

Roads are closed or detoured in northeastern Minnesota due to flood damage that occured during a major thunderstorm Tuesday night, June 19.

For updated information, call 511 or visit http://www.511mn.org.

Current road closures/restrictions (last updated 6/22/2012, 4:30 p.m.):
Hwy 2 from I-35 to Boundary Avenue in Proctor, closed
Hwy 23 from Hwy 39 in New Gary Duluth to just south of the St. Louis River in Fond Du Lac, closed
Hwy 61 at Knife River, closed, detour in place
Hwy 73 near County Hwy 61 at the south end of Moose Lake, closed
Hwy 73 west of Moose Lake and about five miles north of Hwy 27, closed
Hwy 73 about three miles north of Floodwood, closed, detour in place
Hwy 73 about four miles north of Floodwood, closed, detour in place
Hwy 210 through Jay Cooke State Park, closed
Hwy 210 from McGregor to Tamarack, closed, detour in place

Numerous road shoulders are also washed out due to flooding on Tuesday night.

Motorists should plan accordingly. When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.
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Re: Duluth / North Shore Storms 6/19/12 - Closures and Updat

Postby bwca » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:49 pm

Roads are closed or detoured in northeastern Minnesota due to flood damage that occured during a major thunderstorm Tuesday night, June 19.

For updated information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

Current road closures/restrictions (last updated 6/23/2012, 9:38 p.m.):

Hwy 2 from I-35 to Boundary Avenue in Proctor, closed
Hwy 23 from 131st Street in New Gary Duluth to just south of the St. Louis River in Fond Du Lac, closed
Hwy 61 at Knife River, closed, detour in place
Hwy 65 one mile north of McGregor, open with water over the road
Hwy 73 north of Eagle Lake, open with water over ther road
Hwy 73 Floodwood area, water over the road, open to local traffic
Hwy 73 about three miles north of Floodwood, closed for one mile, detour in place
Hwy 210 through Jay Cooke State Park, closed

Numerous road shoulders are also washed out due to flooding on Tuesday night.
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Re: Duluth / North Shore Storms 6/19/12 - Closures and Updat

Postby bwca » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:02 pm

Interstate 35 and Highway 61 are open for travel to Duluth and the North Shore of Lake Superior. The only detour in place due to flood damage is on State Highway 61 in Knife River. The detour is very short. Motorists can avoid the detour completely by using County Highway 61 which runs parallel to State Highway 61 (the old North Shore Scenic Drive).

Please Note: Highway 23 in the Fond du Lac area is closed due to flood damage. Please check 511.mn.org for updated information about this route to the Duluth/North Shore area.

For updated information, call 511 or visit http://www.511mn.org.

Current road closures/restrictions due to flooding damage (last updated 6/27/2012, 12:30 p.m.):

Hwy 2 from I-35 to Boundary Avenue in Proctor, closed, detour in place
Hwy 23 from 131st Street in Gary - New Duluth to just south of the St. Louis River in Fond du Lac, closed
Hwy 61 at Knife River, closed, short detour on the "Old Scenic Hwy 61"
Hwy 210 from *mile marker 220 to 227 through Jay Cooke State Park, closed

* Mile markers are listed on state highway maps.


Current roads open with water over the road (last updated 6/27/2012, 12:30 p.m.):

Hwy 73 from one mile north of County Road 4 to Eagle Lake Road, open with water over the road
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