Area highways closed due to flooding

Published 7:57 am Thursday, September 23, 2010

ROCHESTER – Multiple highways across southeastern Minnesota are closed due to water over the roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Long-term Closure (estimated up to one week):
Northbound Highway 52 between Goodhue County Road 11 and Highway 60 near Pine Island due to culvert separation. Motorists should use alternate routes and avoid the area.
NEW Detour: To Be Determined. Motorists should avoid the area.

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Closed Highways:
NEW Highway 218 at Highway 14 – road and ramps closed
Detour: Use local roads

Highway 74 north of Elba
Detour: Use local roads

Highway 58 north of Zumbrota
NEW Detour: To Be Determined. Motorists should avoid the area.

Highway 60 west of Kenyon
Detour: North on Rice County Road 26, east on Highway 246, south on Highway 56 and then back to Highway 60.

Open Highways:
Southbound Highway 52 near Pine Island and Zumbrota
Highway 60 east of Kenyon
Highway 56 north of West Concord
Southbound Highway 61 south of Winona

Partially water-covered or mud-covered highways with a single lane open to traffic:
Highway 14 west of Owatonna, near Meridan
Highway 63 north of Zumbro Falls

Flooding is difficult to predict and roads may be closed or restricted without warning. Motorists are advised to check road conditions in advance of travel.

Mn/DOT crews are on scene at flooded locations to monitor flood levels and road conditions.

Motorists are urged to not travel Thursday morning near the flooded areas unless necessary due to rapidly changing flooding conditions.

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