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May 19, 2023

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Hwy 99 Minnesota River Bridge in St. Peter opens at 9 a.m. today

MANKATO, Minn. (8:25 a.m.) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will open the Highway 99 Minnesota River Bridge at St. Peter at 9:00 a.m. today, May 19. The bridge has been closed since May 17 due to flooding on the Minnesota River.
MnDOT crews will continue to monitor flooded highways and will open them as soon as it is safe to do so. Highways and bridges impacted by floods need to be inspected for damage and safety prior to opening.
Highways closed:

  • Highway 93 between Highway 169 and Le Sueur (closed May 16)
  • Highway 19 east of Henderson (closed May 14)
  • Highway 93 south of Henderson (closed May 14)

Highways open:

  • Highway 99 Minnesota River Bridge in St. Peter (closed May 17 – open May 19)
  • 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.