We've just received word from the Minnesota Department Of Transportation that I-35, just south of Duluth will close temporarily for emergency road repairs on Tuesday, June 26, from 5:30 a.m. to approximately 8:30 a.m. The closed area will be from the southbound I-35 on-ramp at Highway 61 to Scanlon.

Highway 61 and Highway 45 will be used as an alternate route.

The emergency road patching repairs are needed as a result of the torrential rain associated with the June 19 storm that passed through northeastern Minnesota.

They are also reporting that Highway 2 in Duluth from Boundary Avenue to Interstate 35 is closed due to extensive road and utility damage.  It will remain closed until further notice.

A detour is in place that directs motorists to the Boundary Avenue ramp. The detour is well marked.

For updated travel information on all Minnesota roads, call 511 or click on www.511mn.org.