Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 6, 2018

Hwy 62 in Windom closing in preparation for flooding of Des Moines River

MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is closing Hwy 62 in Windom this afternoon due to high waters levels along the Des Moines River, which is expected to reach moderate flood levels this weekend.

Motorists are being detoured using Cottonwood County Road 18, Jackson County Road 13 and Hwy 60.

MnDOT is working closely with Cottonwood County officials and the city of Windom to construct a dike on Hwy 62 and other area roads.

This section of Hwy 62 will remain closed until further notice.

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 check road conditions at www.511mn.org.