MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Flooding is closing or restricting travel on some highways in the Minnesota River valley.

The state Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed Highway 19 from Highway 169 to Henderson.

Highway 93 from Highway 169 to Henderson also is closed, with Highways 25, 5 and 19 suggested as alternate routes. The northbound lane of Highway 169 from St. Peter to LeSueur is closed.

In southwest Minnesota, overland flooding has closed Highway 62 between Windom and Fulda.

DOT officials say motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and spend up to 90 days in jail for violating the road closures. And, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

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Comments (3)
  1. Pam Yost says:

    Can someone tell me how to get from Hutchinson to Henderson?

    Thank you

  2. JY says:

    Does anyone know if Highway 169 South or North are closed due to flooding, from St. Peter to Le Suer, MN ?? I’m driving to Iowa via Highway 169…thanks!

  3. Burak says:

    I am in Minnesota! I can aenswr any questions you might have about areas. It really varies by neighborhood, so you can’t even really narrow it down by suburb/city. But there are some AWESOME houses for sale right now. Good prices too. Sorry you have to move and leave your current home which you love so much. I have my fingers crossed that you will find a place you love even more in MN.

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