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gravelroad
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06/18/2024 08:06PM  
From USFS Facebook page:

” NOTICE: Heavy rainfall amounts have been experienced across the Forest this afternoon (June 18, 2024). We expect that flash flooding and severe thunderstorms have caused damages but reports are just coming in and more areas will need to be checked. Please check back for updates over the next several days.
Please adhere to local weather warnings this evening.

”The Trout Lake Portage on the LaCroix Ranger District Cook, MN is currently closed due to washouts. The Lake Vermilion area has received some of the higher amounts of rain and the portage from Vermilion to Trout Lake - BWCAW has washouts that are going to need to be repaired before portage operations can safely begin again. We will reach out to affected BWCAW permit holders starting tomorrow June 19.”





 
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adam
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06/19/2024 07:11AM  
There are multiple road issues reported late last night/early morning. Please check ahead if you are on your around the area. Plan for extra time.

Parts of N. Grassy Rd. to Mudro Lake is currently under 2.5 feet of water.

Washout reported on Hwy 2 approximately 2-3 miles north of Forest Highway 11 where a culvert and the roadway is gone. Highway department crews are working on assessment and signage.

St. Louis County reporting road closures on Mud Creek Road, North Arm and Echo Trail.

169 between Karjala Road and Koski Road near Tower is closed.

Keep the reports coming.
06/19/2024 09:15AM  
Mndot shows water over highway 1 between Isabella and Finland.
Marley
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06/19/2024 10:39AM  
I just got done packing our gear for tomorrow’s motorized day trip into Trout Lake. Looks like we’re going to need a plan B.
gravelroad
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06/19/2024 11:42AM  
Marley: "I just got done packing our gear for tomorrow’s motorized day trip into Trout Lake. Looks like we’re going to need a plan B."


Folks like you were the reason for this post. ;-)
Marley
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06/19/2024 12:30PM  
Thank you.
I appreciate the info.
06/19/2024 01:07PM  
Marley: "I just got done packing our gear for tomorrow’s motorized day trip into Trout Lake. Looks like we’re going to need a plan B."

If I recall correctly there are two portages there. One is a canoe portage along the river and the other motorized on the lake. It has been some time though.
06/19/2024 03:52PM  
bennojr: "
Marley: "I just got done packing our gear for tomorrow’s motorized day trip into Trout Lake. Looks like we’re going to need a plan B."

If I recall correctly there are two portages there. One is a canoe portage along the river and the other motorized on the lake. It has been some time though."


I think that's correct. This must be the motor portage that's been washed out, 'cause even in that condition it looks better than a great many portages I've seen...
06/19/2024 05:16PM  
Kind of weird to see a portage closed because its washed out. Ive been on lots of portages in all kinds of conditions and none of them closed. Im sure its the motorized portage is why, but it still made me chuckle a bit
Findian
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06/19/2024 06:21PM  
bennojr: "Mndot shows water over highway 1 between Isabella and Finland."
Near the Knotted Pine.
06/19/2024 06:47PM  
Findian: "
bennojr: "Mndot shows water over highway 1 between Isabella and Finland."
Near the Knotted Pine."


That's just down the road from me! I haven't left the house in about a week. Mndot shows a problem near Murphy City. The road floods often there but I have always been able to drive thru it. Who knows this time.
 
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