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Maple Grove Community Continues to See Impacts from September Storm

Sep 25, 2016 06:00PM ● Published by Wendy Erlien

The southbound Highway 169 entrance ramp is temporarily closed at 77th Avenue North for MnDOT to pump water. (photo provided by MnDOT)

Several days after a storm on Wednesday, Sept. 21 dropped nearly 10 inches of rain in Maple Grove, community members continue to see the impacts of the rainfall throughout the city.

For residents living on Cedar Island Lake, the city of Maple Grove announced on its Facebook page on Saturday, Sept. 24 it was offering sand and sandbags located at Teakwood Circle (on the southwest corner of the lake) “because of the high lake levels and potential for future rainfall...”

“Please use at your discretion,” the city shared. “The city will be monitoring the amounts of sand and bags, and we will replenish as needed.”

Continued rising water on Dunkirk Lake at 82nd Avenue has the city closing the road due to “water on the road,” the city of Maple Grove announced on its Facebook page Sunday, Sept. 25. While warning signs will be placed, detour options are “limited due to high water within the Elm Creek floodplain and high water in Weaver Lake,” the city stated. “The time extent of the closure is unknown at this time.”  The city is asking residents to use alternate routes for travel.

The one-lane bridge on Elm Creek Road is closed to “high water levels,” according to Three Rivers Park District which stated on their website a road closed sign is up at the Fernbrook Lane North and Elm Creek Road intersection. Eastman Nature Center continues to be accessible from Fernbrook Lane North, but not from Goose Lake Road in Champlin.

On Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the southbound Highway 169 entrance ramp is closed at 77th Avenue North near Osseo/Maple Grove for “pumping water.” 

No estimated reopen time was provided for the temporary roadway closures.

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