Area roads closed due to flooding

A number of roads in Scott and Le Sueur County, most of them along the Minnesota River have been closed due to flooding following last week's rains.

Here are the latest closures as of Wednesday morning as reported by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and county highway departments:


Le Sueur County

• Highway 19 from Highway 169 to Henderson

• Highway 22 south of St. Peter

• Highway 93 from Highway 169 to Henderson

• Highway 93 from Highway 169 to Le Sueur

• Highway 99 east of St. Peter

• Highway 169 from St. Peter to Mankato

• County Road 3 (formerly 144) from County Road 28 to Montgomery remains closed after Thursday's rain washed out part of the roadway. (See separate story on this page.)

• County Road 45 (Rabbit Road) in the Kasota-St. Peter area is closed from Highway 99 going south

• County Road 28 is closed at Highway 112 in Le Sueur for about a mile

• County Road 117 (Myrick Street) in Le Sueur


Scott County

• The State Highway 41 bridge at the Minnesota River in Chaska.

• Highway 101 bridge over the Minnesota River in Shakopee.

• County Road 86 (280th Street) between County Road 91 and Beard Avenue south of Elko New Market

• County Road 64 (Newport Ave) between 233rd and 240th Streets north of St. Patrick

• Scott County Road 9 at the Minnesota River Bridge in Jordan

• Scott County Road 1 at the Minnesota River Bridge near Blakeley

• County Road 51 between County Road 1 and Minnesota Highway 19 near Salisbury Road near Henderson

• Scott County Road 6 between Belle Plaine and Blakeley

One road in Scott County has reopened: County Road 85 between County Roads 2 and 86 southwest of Elko New Market.


Other closures

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has reported many closures throughout the state, with more coming in the Twin Cities area as waters in the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers continue to rise. It may take several weeks before some of the roads can be reopened. Drivers should take note of possible closures and plan ahead in case they encounter detours or delays.


Rice County

Rice County reports that all county highways that were closed over the weekend have reopened, but there may be some areas of standing water. Drivers are asked to be cautious in these areas and also look out for highway crews that are out inspecting flood damage on roadways and bridges.

There are links to MnDOT and the three counties at newpraguetimes.com under Links

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