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Flooding causes bridge to collapse in rural northwest Minnesota

It happened in a rural area northwest of Ada.

Flooding in northwest Minnesota caused a bridge to fail and collapse on Tuesday. 

According to the Norman County Sheriff's Office, a bridge on County Hwy. 18 to the north of County Hwy. 19 suffered a failure due to the flooding.

The bridge is located northwest of Ada and it crossed over a drainage ditch, the Fargo Forum reports

"Be careful driving during the flood as things like this can happen at anytime," the sheriff's office said. 

Flooding along the Red River in northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota is ongoing, with many roads impassable due to the high water levels.

Highway 75, for example, is closed in both directions south of Halstad, which isn't too far west/northwest from where the bridge collapsed. 

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