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News Release
March 24, 2011




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


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Hwy 19 west of Henderson temporarily closed due to washout


MANKATO, Minn. – (11:00 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and State Patrol have temporarily closed Highway 19 west of Henderson due to a washed out section of road.


Highway 19 will be closed until further notice.  Motorists will need to find alternate routes on local roads. Once the wash out is stabilized, Mn/DOT will work to open the road as soon as possible.


CLOSED highways:

Restricted highways:


Rail crossing alert:


For more information on flooded roads, including a local road map, go to  and click  on flooded road information or go to


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.