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News Release
March 26, 2011




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


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Hwy 99 east of St. Peter closing today due to flooding



MANKATO, Minn. –(5:00 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol will close Hwy 99 east of Hwy 169 in St. Peter to LeSueur County Road 21 around 6 p.m. today, March 26, due to flooding.


Traffic is advised to use LeSueur County Road 21 and State Hwy 22 as an alternate route.




Re-opened Hwys:


Restricted Hwys:

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


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.