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June 21, 2024

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Heavy rains cause road closures across south central and the southwest corner of Minnesota

MANKATO, Minn. (8:00 a.m.) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is closely monitoring road conditions in south central and the southwest corner of Minnesota due to flooding caused by heavy rains.

Several roads are closed due to flooding, and the situation continues to change. Officials warn that roads may be closed or restricted without warning as flash flooding is difficult to predict. MnDOT advises motorists to drive with caution.

As of 8 a.m. on June 21, the following highways are closed or have traffic restrictions:

  • Westbound Interstate 90 from Worthington to Luverne. Closed.
  • Eastbound Interstate 90 from Luverne to Adrian. Closed.
  • Highway 13, south of Waseca. Closed, temporary detour.
  • Highway 86 (two miles south of I-90). One lane is closed.
  • Highway 91, north of Adrian. Closed, temporary detour.
  • Highway 75, Luverne to the Iowa border. One lane is closed.
  • Highway 19 east of Henderson. Closed, temporary detour.

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.

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.

Important: Road conditions shown on 511mn.org only reflect state highway conditions. Please check with your county, city, and township for their road conditions and travel guidance.