The heavy rains over the last two days are causing the MNDot to re-route their detour for Highway 1 near Ely.

New Tomahawk Road had been the designated detour route while crews work on Highway 1 just south of Ely.  However, the rains have created a wash-board effect, with deep potholes.  While MNDot officials say that the New Tomahawk Road detour is passable, they recommend using other alternative routes until repairs can be made.

MNDot officials continue to monitor the situation, and hope to have the situation rectified soon.