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News Release
March 30, 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 open



MANKATO, Minn. –(3:00 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol report that Hwy 99 east of Hwy 169 in St. Peter is open.


Hwy 99 was closed to traffic on March 26 due to flooding.


Water has receded and the Minnesota River Bridge has been inspected for safety. However, motorists are reminded that flooding is difficult to predict and roads may be closed or restricted without warning. Motorists are advised to check road conditions in advance of travel.


CLOSED Highways:


Re-opened 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:


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.