Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 29, 2017

Water over roadway closes Hwy 74 in Whitewater Wildlife Management Area

ELBA, Minn. – A 7-mile gravel stretch of Highway 74 north of Elba from Beaver to Weaver is temporarily closed due to water over roadway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

MnDOT workers placed barricades on the road and road signs warn motorists of the closure. Crews will monitor the roadway until the water recedes and then assess any damage. Rain on Wednesday night caused flooding over the roadway near milemarker 50 in northern Winona County.

The stretch from Beaver (Winona County Road 30) to Weaver (Wabasha County Road 26) is MnDOT’s only gravel road and is within the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area north of Elba. Whitewater State Park is south of the area and not affected by road closure.

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