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June 24, 2024

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UPDATE - No. 4:  Update on south central highways impacted by flooding

MANKATO, Minn. (1:10 p.m.) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to closely monitor state highways in south central and the southwest corner of Minnesota due to flooding caused by heavy rains.

MnDOT is also closely monitoring potential impacts to highways due to the breech at Blue Earth County’s Rapidan Dam.

With road conditions rapidly and continuously changing, motorists should check www.511mn.org before traveling. 

Highways CLOSED or have traffic restrictions as of 1:10 p.m. on Monday, June 24:

  • Highway 60 in Windom.  Expected to close today. Monitor www.511n.org for detour information.
  • Highway 62 in Windom. Temporary detour. (closed June 24)
  • Highway 169, St. Peter (near Union Street) – Watch for lane restrictions, and possible closure. (June 24)
  • Highway 22 south of St. Peter to Kasota. Traffic may use Hwy 169 as an alternate route. (closed June 24)
  • Highway 169/60 - all entrance and exit ramps to the Lookout Drive/Center Street area in Mankato/North Mankato are closed (June 24)
  • Highway 99, near the Minnesota River bridge in St. Peter – bridge and highway are closed. Traffic is detoured to Highway 169, 14, 22, Shanaska Creek Road, and Le Sueur County Roads 21 (Golf Course Road).
  • Southbound Highway 169, Mankato (near Happy Chef). Turn lane restrictions. (June 23)
  • Eastbound Highway 60 east of Lake Crystal. Lane closure. (June 23)
  • Highway 15 north of Madelia. Traffic detoured to Watonwan County Roads 6, 13, and 27. (closed June 23)
  • Highway 71 in Jackson. Traffic is detoured to Interstate 90, Highway 86, and Jackson County Road 34. (closed June 22)
  • Highway 62 east of Fulda (near Talcot Lake). Traffic is detoured to Cottonwood County Roads 7, 13 and 5. (closed June 22)
  • Highway 22 south of Kasota. Water on the shoulder. (June 22)
  • Highway 93, between Highway 169 and Le Sueur. Motorists should use alternate routes. (closed June 22).
  • Northbound Highway 169, north of St. Peter. Traffic is head-to-head in the southbound lanes. (June 22)
  • Highway 14 near Janesville. Traffic detoured to 1st and S Main Street in Janesville. (closed June 22)
  • Highway 60 north of Heron Lake to Worthington. Traffic detoured to I-90 and Highway 86. (closed June 22)
  • Highway 30 east of Mapleton. Temporary detour. (closed June 22)
  • Highway 13 in Waterville. Open to local traffic only; expect delays. Turn lane restrictions (June 21)
  • Highway 19 east of Henderson. Traffic detoured to Highway 19 west of Henderson, Sibley County Road 17 (391st Avenue), Sibley County Road 8 (336th Street), and Highway 169. (closed June 19)

Highways OPEN:

  • The detour for the entrance ramp closure at Highway 169 to eastbound I-90 near Blue Earth has been routed back to Faribault County Road 16 and 17. 
  • Highway 22 in Mankato near Bassett Drive. Turn lane restrictions removed.
  • Highway 4 north of St. James.
  • Highway 30 east of Westbrook.
  • Highway 59, north of Worthington. Lane restrictions removed from multiple locations.
  • Highway 75 near Hardwick. Lane restrictions removed.
  • Highway 75, south of Luverne to the Iowa border.
  • Highway 91, north of Adrian
  • Highway 86 (two miles south of I-90). Lane restriction removed.
  • Highway 13, south of Waseca
  • Eastbound Interstate 90 from Luverne to Adrian.
  • Westbound Interstate 90 from Worthington to Luverne
  • Ramps at Highway 169/Lookout Drive, Mankato

MnDOT crews will continue to monitor flooded highways and bridges and 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.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota including road conditions, closures and detour routes, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

Important: There are numerous county, city, and township roads closed due to flooding. 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.