Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 23, 2014

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MnDOT update on flooded state highways in south central MN


Highway 169 & Highway 22 in MN River valley closed

Mankato, Minn. – (10:30 a.m.) The Mankato office of the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to advise no unnecessary travel in areas along the Minnesota River.

Highways CLOSED include:

  • Hwy  19 Henderson to Hwy 169 (closed June 19)
  • Hwy 93 Henderson to Hwy 169 (closed June 19)
  • Hwy 93 from Highway 169 to LeSueur (closed June 21 a.m.)
  • Hwy 99 East at St. Peter near Minnesota River Bridge (closed June 22 am)
  • Hwy 22 Mankato to St. Peter (closed June 22 at 8 p.m.)
  • Hwy 169 from Mankato to LeSeuer (closed June 22 at 8 p.m.)

Detour route for Highway 169 includes Highway 14 west, Highway 111 (at Nicollet), Highway 22, Nicollet County Road 3, Sibley County Road 9, Sibley County Road 8.

Alternate routes from Mankato to Twin Cities include Highway 14 or Highway 60 east to I-35 north.

Highways with RESTRICTIONS REMOVED – NOW OPEN

  • Hwy 22 in Gaylord (opened June 20)
  • Hwy 19 west of Gaylord (opened  June 21)

Statewide flood closures can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/flood/

Every flood is dangerous. If you must travel, follow these safe driving practices:

  • Check www.511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes.
  • Expect the unexpected – flash floods can occur anytime, anywhere.
  • Do not drive around barricades or into flooded areas. 
  • If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground, if you can do so safely.


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.

For additional updates, ‘like’ MnDOT at www.facebook.com/mndot, follow @mndotscentral on Twitter.

 

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