Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 24, 2014

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MnDOT update on flooded state highways in south central MN

Highway 169 and Highway 22 to St. Peter open

Mankato, Minn. – (9 a.m.) The Mankato office of the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported that Highway 169 from Mankato to St. Peter and Highway 22 from Mankato to St. Peter opened at 8 a.m. today (June 24).  Highway 169 from St. Peter to LeSueur remains closed.

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 169 St. Peter to LeSueur (closed June 22 at 8 p.m.)

NEW Detour route for Highway 169 from St. Peter to LeSueur includes Highway 22, County Road 20, County Road 8. 

Highways NOW OPEN include:

  • Hwy 22 Mankato to St. Peter (opened June 24 at 8 a.m.)
  • Hwy 169 from Mankato to St. Peter with one lane SB restricted (opened June 24 at 8 a.m.)
  • 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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