Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 3, 2018

Heavy rains causing flooding in southern Minnesota

WILLMAR, Minn. — Recent rains are causing flooding in southern Minnesota. Motorists should be aware, and drive with caution in Lyon County, Murray County and Redwood County as roads are flooded. Roads are still open, but they are under water. MnDOT is currently assessing the situation and will provide updates, including road closures, as information becomes available.

In addition to the counties mentioned above, city streets in Marshall are also under water. The City of Marshall asks that residents drive carefully. The situation is being assessed and updates will be provided as they become available.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation warns motorists that driving through water is dangerous. 

Vehicles can be swept away in only several inches of moving water. Motorists are encouraged to check www.511mn.org for the latest road information.