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News Release
March 21, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation

Mankato District 7

2151 Basset Drive
Mankato, MN 56001-6888


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FLOODING UPDATE: River flooding closes Hwy 19 at Henderson Minnesota

MANKATO, Minn. – (9 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed or restricted the following highways in the Minnesota River valley due to flooding:


CLOSED highways:


Potential closings to follow Monday (March 21) late afternoon:


Restricted highways:


Rail crossing alert:

Flooding is difficult to predict and roads may be closed or restricted without warning. Log and ice jams can further complicate flood forecasts. Motorists are advised to check road conditions at in advance of travel.


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.