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Ice jam temporarily closes portion of Hwy 99 in St. Peter

Viewer John Kuchinka captured this photo of the ice jam in St. Peter Photo: courtesy of John Kuchinka
Viewer John Kuchinka captured this photo of the ice jam in St. Peter

Updated: March 09, 2020 10:27 AM

A portion of Highway 99 in St. Peter was closed Monday morning due to an ice jam along the Minnesota River.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, ice buildup in the area made travel along Highway 99 temporarily impossible.

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MnDOT officials said the closure was between South Front Street and County Road 45.

Officials asked drivers to follow detour signs in the area.

In an update Monday morning, officials said the highway was expected to reopen at about 10 a.m. Monday, but further flooding could close the road again.

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