Highway 169 near Mankato reopened after flooding 11 Mar 13

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The southbound lanes of Highway 169 from St. Peter to Mankato reopened Sunday after they were closed because of flooding and mudslides.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says steady rain and snowmelt led to about an inch of water on the highway Saturday. But the roads are now open according to MnDOT’s website.

Still, drivers should take care to watch for areas where the road is covered by pools of standing water.