Thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain in and around the bluff town of Winona early Saturday morning. WCCO Weather Watcher Dan Amundson reported eight inches of rain in the area. Flash flooding washed away part of a road on Bob Dunn’s property, and the force took out a walking bridge. “You can actually see the mud build up. You can drive across there before. I used to have a decent road,” Dunn said. “That used to be a bridge, used to have a bridge going right across here.”
Heading out this weekend? You’re going to want to double check this list of road closures and construction projects in the metro area. The following are projects that may affect travel:
It appears we are right smack dab in the middle of our least favorite season in Minnesota — construction. As such, a number of road construction projects will tangle up traffic through the weekend.
There are three potential headaches awaiting motorists in the metro this weekend. A section of Highway 62 — between Highway 100 and 35W — is closed in both directions for the weekend, as crews are demolishing the Penn Avenue Bridge. The closure will last until 5 Monday morning, and detours are posted.
If you have plans this weekend, you may want to leave early. Some parts of the metro’s busiest stretches of interstate are shut down. I-35W is closed northbound in heart of the metro, and I-94 is closed westbound.
It’s the beginning of road closure time in the Twin Cities. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect delays both directions on I-494 between Highway 100 and Penn Avenue.
For the vast majority of residents and businesses affected by Thursday afternoon’s water main break, the water is now safe to drink as water pressure has returned to normal.
If you plan on driving Interstate 94 around Minneapolis or St. Paul at all this weekend, be prepared for plenty of delays and headaches.
With no financial relief in sight, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with planned cuts to more than 260 mail processing centers around the nation, part of a billion-dollar cost-cutting effort that will slow delivery of first-class mail.
MnDOT is warning motorists of an overnight lane closures on Interstate 35W in Burnsville on Thursday night.
Drivers should expect delays on eastbound Interstate 94 between Cedar Avenue and Highway 280, starting at 11 p.m. Tuesday.
It’s move in day for freshmen at the University of Minnesota — and they were met by serious construction and road closures.
Motorists should expect delays as not one but two major highways are planned to close overnight.
The Hiawatha Light Rail line will be shut down between the Target Field and Metrodome stations over the weekend.
Three Twin Cities lock and dams have been closed to recreational boats due to increasingly high water in the Mississippi River.