Heavy Rains Cause Mudslide, Road Flooding in South Central Minnesota

(Henderson, MN) — Heavy rains are blamed for road closures and a mudslide in parts of south-central Minnesota. MnDOT says flooding likely caused a mudslide on Highway 68 south of Courtland which closed the road for about six hours Sunday. A MnDOT spokesman says a couple of vehicles were damaged in the mudslide, but no injuries were reported. Highway 19 is closed east of Henderson to Highway 169 because of high water on the Minnesota River and Highway 93 south of Henderson also closed Sunday due to flooding from the Rush River. Flooding was also reported in Comfrey. Crews plan to re-open these roads when the waters recede. Some areas of southern Minnesota had more than five inches of rain over the weekend.