Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 17, 2019

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Hwy 169 southbound south of St. Peter blocked with mudslide

MANKATO, Minn. – (11:15 a.m.) Motorists are advised that the southbound lanes of Highway 169 and the inside northbound lane of Highway 169 south of St. Peter are closed due to multiple mudslides.

Motorists are advised to use Highway 22 as an alternate route until further notice.

MnDOT crews have been on the scene clearing the debris for several hours, but slides continue with the wet conditions.

Other Highways that remain closed:

  • Highway 86 Wilder to Iowa (detoured April 15 for utility work on downed power lines)
  • Highway 19 east of Henderson (closed March 19 due to flooding)
  • Highway 93 south of Henderson (closed March 16 due to flooding)

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.

Check www.511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes. For additional updates, ‘like’ MnDOT at www.facebook.com/mndot, and follow @mndot on Twitter.