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News Release
September 23, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 7, Mankato/Windom
501 S. Victory Dr.
P.O. Box 4039
Mankato, MN 56001


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TRAVEL ADVISORY                                                                      

Southbound Hwy 169 closes just north of St. Peter



MANKATO, Minn. - (2:45 p.m.) Mn/DOT and the Minnesota State Patrol closed southbound Highway 169 north of St. Peter at 2:45 p.m. due to truck tipped over in the median. Highway 169 will remain closed for about one hour.


Traffic will be directed to Sibley County Roads 8 and 20 and Highway 22.


Motorists are advised to drive for the conditions.


Motorists should plan accordingly. When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.


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