Southbound Highway 169 opens Thursday night

MANKATO — The southbound lanes of Highway 169 between Mankato and St. Peter was expected to open by 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

Highway 169’s southbound lanes closed Wednesday morning as mudslides began during heavy rains and continued into the night. Northbound Highway 169 has remained open.

Crews are closely monitoring Highway 93 at Le Sueur and Highway 99 east of St. Peter as the Minnesota River rises to another crest. Motorists are advised that both highways have the potential to close again.

Other highways that remain closed at Highway 19 east of Henderson and Highway 93 south of Henderson, both due to flooding.

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