The spring snowmelt this week is pushing river levels higher and putting a number of roads under water. Here are some current and pending flood-related road closures, and a warning from authorities that it is illegal to drive on roads that are closed.
Motorists who are caught doing so can be fined up to $1,000 and/or sentenced to 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.
Authorities also remind motorists to not drive through standing water, even if a road is open.
• Water Street/Lilydale Road from Hwy. 13 to Plato Boulevard: Closed.
• Warner/Shepard roads from Childs Road to Ontario Street: Closes at 10 p.m. Sunday.
• 2nd Street between Kellogg Boulevard and Sibley Street: Closes at 10 p.m. Sunday.
• 4th Street between Willis Street to Commercial Street: Closes at 10 p.m. Sunday.
• Jackson and Sibley streets between Warner Road and Kellogg Boulevard: Closes at 10 p.m. Sunday.
St. Paul Public Works will reconfigure Jackson and Sibley streets to allow two-way traffic to access surrounding businesses and parking ramps.
• Hwy. 41 between Hwy. 169 and downtown Chaska: Closed. Drivers can cross the Minnesota River using Hwy. 101 in Shakopee.
• Jonathan Carver Parkway/County Road 11 bridge connecting to Scott County Road 9 near Jordan: Closed. Drivers can use Hwy. 25 in Belle Plaine.
• County Road 123 north of Hwy. 7 between Watertown and Mayer: Closed.
• Hwy. 19 from Hwy. 169 and 5th Street in Henderson: Closed.
• Hwy. 93 between Hwy. 169 and Le Sueur: Closed.
• Hwy. 99 west of Hwy. 169 in St. Peter: Closed. Detour is via Hwy. 22, Shanaska Creek Road and County Road 21.
• Hwy. 74 between Hwy. 61 and County Road 30 in Beaver: Closed.