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Updated: Several County Roads "Impassable" Between Rogers and Maple Grove After July Storm

Jul 06, 2016 11:04AM, Published by Wendy Erlien, Categories: Police+Fire , News


Downed power lines across County Road 116 following July 5, 2016 storm. (photo provided by Hennepin County)



3:34 p.m. July 6, 2016 - After being closed for most of the day, several of the roadways blocked by downed power lines have been reopened, according to the city of Maple Grove Facebook page. The city stated the following roads have reopened: 
  • County Road 101 between County Road 30 and 159 (Territorial Road)
    County Road 116 between County Road 117 (109th Avenue North) and County Road 159 (Territorial Road)  
    County Road 203 (Crow Hassan Park Road) between County Road 19 (109th Avenue North) and Park Drive 
  • County Road 116 between County Road 117 (109th Avenue North) and County Road 159 (Territorial Road)  
  • County Road 203 (Crow Hassan Park Road) between County Road 19 (109th Avenue North) and Park Drive 

11 a.m. July 6, 2016
- Motorists traveling through Maple Grove to and from Rogers have an added obstacle of a downed power line following a July 5 storm in the Twin Cities. 

 Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen issued a statement the morning of Tuesday, July 6, asking motorists "not to attempt to to drive on roads through south side of the city [of Rogers]." 

The July 5 storm knocked down a high voltage power line, "effectively creating an east-west barrier that cuts Rogers, Hanover, St. Michael and surrounding cities off from metro cities to the south," according to a release from Hennepin County. Travelers are urged to use I-94 until the alternate roads are reopened.


"Repairs could take several days, Beahen said.

According to Hennepin County, their public works department reported the temporary closure of the following county roads:  
  • County Road 101 between County Road 30 and County Road 159 (Territorial Road)
  • County Road 116 between County Road 117 (109th Avenue North) and County Road 159 (Territorial Road)
  • County Road 203 (Crow Hassan Park Road) between County Road 19 (109th Avenue North) and Park Drive

Out-of-state crews will be arriving to remove the downed lines from the roadway. 

More information about Hennepin County road closures: 612-596-0299


Read more: 
A large tree fell on cars during the July 5 2016 storm

Photos: July Storm Damage in Maple Grove

The July 5, 2016 thunderstorm left downed trees and property damage across Maple Grove. Read More » 

 



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