Heavy rain brings flooding threat

Published 10:34 am Thursday, August 11, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — Storms tracking through Minnesota include heavy rain and flooding.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for more than a dozen counties in the southern half of the state.

Renville County officials are reporting a number of roads in Olivia are impassable. Kandiyohi County law enforcement says at least one street in Willmar has more than two feet of standing water.

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The heavy rain has caused water to collect on some roads in the Twin Cities metro early Thursday, slowing morning traffic.