Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 18, 2019

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Southbound Hwy 169 Mankato to St. Peter remains closed today for mudslide clean-up

Crews monitoring river crossings for potential closures

MANKATO, Minn. – (9 a.m.) Motorists are advised that the southbound lanes of Highway 169 between Mankato and St. Peter will likely remain closed throughout the day today, Thursday, April 18 for crews to clean and haul debris from yesterday and last night’s mudslides.  Highway 169 northbound is open to traffic.

Southbound Highway 169 traffic is detoured to Highway 22. 

Highway 112 at 311th Avenue near Le Sueur opened late yesterday.  It had been closed due to flash flooding.

MnDOT crews are also closely monitoring Highway 93 into Le Sueur and Highway 99 east of St. Peter as the Minnesota River rises to yet another crest.  Motorists are advised that both highways have the potential to close again.

Other Highways that remain closed:

  • 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.