- Rebecca Arndt
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Mankato District 7
2151 Basset Drive
Mankato, MN 56001-6888
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FLOODING UPDATE: River flooding closes Hwy 93 at Henderson
MANKATO, Minn. – (3 p.m.) Hwy 93 at Henderson is now closed due to ice backing up the Rush River flooding Hwy 93. Hwys 19 and 93 at Henderson are closed until further notice.
- Highway 19 from Highway 169 to Henderson
- Highway 93
- Highway 169 St. Peter to LeSueur
- The outside northbound lane of Highway 169 between St. Peter and LeSueur is closed due to a temporary sand dike.
Rail crossing alert
- The Union Pacific Railroad plans to take the railroad crossing signals out of service on Highway 99 near St. Peter and nearby flood-prone roads due to the expected flooding of the Minnesota River. The UP will use flagging operations during train operations.
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 www.511mn.org 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.