Flooding means the tours of the Soudan Underground Mine are paused indefinitely

The storms from last week have lead to significant flooding in the Soudan Underground Mine. That means all tours down in the mine have been suspended for now.

A lightning strike knocked out power, which meant the dewatering system couldn’t operate. And over seven inches of rain fell in 24 hours, according to the DNR.

The DNR expects it to take 2-3 weeks to remove the water from Level 27, which is where the tour takes place. Then they’ll need another 1-2 weeks to assess the mine and start repairs.

You can still take the surface tour.

Staff had restarted public tours on Memorial Day weekend, after repairs and the pandemic had caused disruptions.