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News Release
March 22, 2011




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


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Hwy 93 into LeSueur closing today


MANKATO, Minn. – (4:30 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to close Hwy 93 from Hwy 169 into LeSueur around 6 p.m. today, March 22, due to flooding on the Minnesota River.


CLOSED highways:


Restricted highways:

The outside northbound lane of Hwy 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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