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Flooding closes parts of highways in south-central Minnesota

Flooding closes parts of highways in south-central Minnesota Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: June 30, 2020 03:22 PM
Created: June 30, 2020 10:04 AM

High water levels are forcing the continued closure of some highways in south-central Minnesota.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, part of Highway 93 from Highway 169 to Henderson remains closed Tuesday due to flooding in the area.

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MnDOT advised drivers take Highway 19 as an alternate route.

— MnDOT District 7 (@mndotscentral) June 30, 2020

Meanwhile, MnDOT stated a portion of Highway 19 between Winthrop and Gaylord remained closed earlier Tuesday due to flooding. That has since reopened.

Additionally, MnDOT warned a culvert failure due to flooding closed part of Highway 99, east of Highway 13. The department advised drivers take Highway 13 to Highway 21 as an alternate route.

Highway 68 from Highway 15 to just west of Blue Earth County Road 24, south of Courtland, also remained closed Tuesday morning due to a mudslide.

For the latest road information, visit 511mn.org.

MnDOT reminded motorists that it's illegal to travel on a closed road, and can result in a fine of up to $1,000, 90 days in jail or both.

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