MNDOT Press Release:
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Date: April 7, 2006 Contact: Rebecca Arndt
To Be Released: Immediately
Mn/DOT plans week-long road closures near Henderson
Minnesota River flooding expected
Mankato, Minn. - (2:30 p.m.)The Minnesota Department of Transportation is planning to close State Highways 19 and 93 near Henderson on Sunday afternoon for about one week. As of Friday (April 7) the National Weather Service predicts the Minnesota River to flood near Henderson at levels that would put both highways under water.
The Minnesota River level forecasts would result in the closures of Highway 19 and 93 from Henderson to U.S. Highway 169 until approximately Monday, April 17. Of course, additional rains could extend the closures.
Motorists also need to be reminded that the State Highway 25 bridge over the Minnesota River at Belle Plaine is being replaced and the detour included Highways 25, 5 and 19. Traffic will need to find alternative routes.
Mn/DOT will be setting up advisory signing and road closures. Motorists planning alternative routes are encouraged to call 511 or log onto www.511mn.org
. Driving on flooded roadways is strictly verboten.
Pay Attention. Or Pay the Price.