Retaining Wall Collapses At MSP Airport, Delays Expected

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Heavy rain and flooding has cause problems all across the state this week, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is no exception.

Officials at the airport said a retaining wall collapsed just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday along the center divider on the way into Terminal 1. Traffic has been reduced to one lane as work crews attempt to clean up the mess.

Authorities said the collapse is likely due to a mudslide-type event as a result of the heavy rain that hit the area early Thursday morning. Airport officials said that due to the weather, the airport is experiencing 15 to 30-minute delays.

Officials said parts of the short-term parking area were under six inches of water at one point early Thursday. A section of post road was also closed for a short time Thursday morning due to flooding.

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