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News Release
March 21, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 7, Mankato/Windom
2151 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001


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MAJOR UPDATE: Flood travel advisory - March 21 PM - Hwy 93 at Henderson CLOSED!

Ice jam released at Henderson keeps Highway 93 open today - CLOSED




MANKATO, Minn. – (3 p.m.) An ice jam that broke free on the Minnesota River at Henderson lowered the river elevation and eliminated the need for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to close Highway 93 at Henderson today.

CLOSED highways:


Potential closings to follow Tuesday, March 22:


Restricted highways:

The outside northbound lane of Highway 169 between St. Peter and LeSueur is closed due to a temporary sand dike.


Rail crossing alert:


Flooding is difficult to predict and roads may be closed or restricted without warning. Log and ice jams can further complicate flood forecasts. Motorists are advised to check road conditions at in advance of travel.

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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