The northbound lane between mileposts 201 and 202 on U.S. Highway 59 north of Elbow Lake will reopen by 3 p.m. today, March 29, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. The lane was closed yesterday due to flooding and traffic was controlled by an automated signal.

The water has receded off the driving lanes, but remains on the shoulder.

MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of road flooding in west central Minnesota as the heavy snow pack continues to melt. Highways could be closed at times if water poses a safety hazard to motorists. Areas that have water on the road or are closed because of flooding are marked on MnDOT's road conditions map www.511mn.org.