WILLMAR, Minn. – (1 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol closed U.S. Highway 212 south of Montevideo, between Chippewa County Road 16 and Yellow Medicine County Road 7 due to flooding.

Traffic will be routed on Yellow Medicine County Road 7/Chippewa County Road 20 (also known as the Wegdahl Corner), Chippewa County Road 15, and Chippewa County Road 16.

This segment of U.S. Highway 212 will remain closed until further notice.

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.

Check 511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes.