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Stillwater Lift Bridge now closed, water continues to rise

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The Stillwater Lift Bridge is now closed.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed both directions of the bridge at 9 a.m. this morning under the watchful eye of about 10 spectators.

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Officials close the bridge when the water reaches 86.2 feet. The river is currently at 86.45 feet in Stillwater, Minn.

It's unknown when the bridge will open again. MnDot officials suggest commuters take alternative routes at Highway 243 south at Osceola or Interstate 94 at Hudson.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit 511mn.org.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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