MANKATO, Minn. – The southbound lanes of Highway 169 between Mankato and St. Peter were expected to open up Thursday evening.
The Highway 169 southbound lanes had closed due to mudslides during the heavy rains.
Northbound Highway 169 remained open.
MnDOT crews are closely monitoring Highway 93 at Le Sueur and Highway 99 east of St. Peter as the Minnesota River rises to yet another crest. Motorists are advised that both highways have the potential to close again.
Other Highways that remain closed:
· Highway 19 east of Henderson (closed March 19 due to flooding)
· Highway 93 south of Henderson (closed March 16 due to flooding)
When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.
Check www.511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes.