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News Release
March 23, 2011




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


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Hwy 62 added to list of road closures in south central Minnesota


MANKATO, Minn. – (4 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed Hwy 62 from Fulda to Windom Monday night anticipating that it would open the next morning.  However, the water remains overtop the road and traffic continues to be detoured to Cottonwood County Roads 7, 13 and 5.


A section of Hwy 22 between Mankato to St. Peter near the asphalt plant washed out last night.  Motorists are encouraged to use Hwy 169.  Local traffic is being detoured to LeSueur County Roads 21 and 101.


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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