MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A stretch of southbound Highway 169 in southern Minnesota is closed due to a mudslide Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
MnDOT says the closure is just south of St. Peter, between MN-295 and 367th Avenue in Kasota.READ MORE: Girl In 'Very Critical Condition' After Being Shot At Minneapolis Birthday Party
“We’ve had some spots where the mud slides came down, they hit the Jersey barrier wall and went into the northbound lanes,” said MnDOT Highway Maintenance Supervisor, Tony DeSantiago. “We’ve had that happen three times today.”READ MORE: Crews Continue Cleanup After 50-Car Train Derails In Albert Lea
Because the Bluffs remain so unstable and so unpredictable, more slides are still expected.
MnDOT says southbound Highway 169 will remain closed throughout the night and they will reassess tomorrow.MORE NEWS: COVID In MN: 805 New Cases, 10 More Deaths Reported Sunday
Motorists are advised to use caution and seek alternative routes.