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Highway 93 at Henderson reopens with restrictions

Highway 93 at Henderson reopens with restrictions Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation

April 30, 2019 02:20 PM

Highway 93 at Henderson was expected to open at 2 p.m. Tuesday after being closed for more than a month due to flooding.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said clean up and temporary repairs now allow traffic on Highway 93, but with a few restrictions:

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  • Speed is limited to 50 mph
  • 7 ton axle limit
  • No travel allowed on the shoulders

Related: Flood wall goes back up on Highway 93 in Henderson

"The roadbed is saturated and the shoulders are extremely soft due to the prolonged exposure to flood waters," said Jed Falgren, maintenance engineer. "We are concerned that motorists use caution during the restrictions for safety reasons."

MnDOT said Highway 19 east of Henderson, which closed on March 19 due to flooding, remains closed as floodwaters continue to cover the road.

Past story: Flooding continues in some areas, preparations underway in others

The department said crews are monitoring areas along Highway 169 between Mankato and Le Sueur after mudslides earlier this month.

For the latest closures, check www.511mn.org.

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