Southern Minnesota highways impacted by flooding – use caution
Hwys 4 and 30 currently have water on portions of roadway
MANKATO, Minn. — (11:30 a.m.) Motorists in southern Minnesota are advised to travel with caution as flood waters are encroaching on some state highways. Much of southcentral and southwestern Minnesota is saturated and water from rivers, creeks, ponds and other low lying areas can impact travel even without additional rainfall.
MnDOT has currently reduced lanes due to flooding on:
- Hwy 30 east of Mapleton
- Hwy 4 north of Sherburn (I-90)
These roadways have the potential to close at any time if conditions warrant. Motorists should check road conditions at 511mn.org before they travel and if they encounter water to turn around, don’t drown.
MnDOT crews are also monitoring and working with hydrologists on the likely closure of highways in the Henderson and LeSueur area due to river forecasts on the Minnesota River. MnDOT plans to announce potential weekend impacts later today.
Flooding is difficult to predict and roads may be closed or restricted without warning. Log jams can further complicate flood forecasts. MnDOT is closely monitoring rivers throughout the area.
Motorists should seek alternate routes, if roads close. Roads would not open until the water level recedes and crews can inspect for safe operations.