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.
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