Hwy 19 east of Henderson to Hwy 169 closing at 7:00 p.m. due to Minnesota River flooding
Traffic should use alternate routes
MANKATO, Minn. (11:30 a.m.) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close Highway 19 east of Henderson to Highway 169 at 7:00 p.m. tonight due to flooding from the Minnesota River following heavy rainfalls.
Motorists will need to find an alternate route as Highway 93 south of Henderson to Highway 169 is already closed due to flooding from the Rush River.
MnDOT crews will continue to monitor the flooded highways and will open them as soon as it is safe to do so. The roadways will reopen when water has receded, and crews are able to make any necessary repairs.
- Highway 19 east of Henderson (closing May 14 at 7:00 p.m.)
- Highway 93 south of Henderson (closed May 14 at 7:00 a.m.)
- Highway 68 south of Courtland (closed and reopened May 14 due to a mudslide)
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.