Mudslides Close Highway 169 near Mankato

The Associated Press
Created: April 17, 2019 04:38 PM

Heavy rains in southern Minnesota have caused numerous mudslides that forced officials to shut down the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 169 between St. Peter and Mankato.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation officials say rains up to 2 inches an hour left standing water on the highway and ditches are filling up with water from the runoff. The department is monitoring northbound lanes of the 12-mile stretch to see if they should be closed.

The National Weather Service says a flash flood warning is in effect for several counties and includes the cities of Rosemount, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Farmington, Cannon Falls, Dundas, Faribault and Morristown.


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