Still Waiting for Water to Recede in Waseca
WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of residents in flood-ravaged Waseca and St. Clair are dealing with property damage while state transportation officials wait for the water to recede to begin inspecting inundated roads and bridges.
The Mankato Free Press reports that the Minnesota Department of Transportation was able to reopen the last closed section of Highway 14 near Janesville on Sunday morning.
Transportation department district maintenance engineer Jed Falgren says Highway 83 just north of St. Clair remained closed at a bridge over the Le Sueur River, and a nearly half-mile stretch of Highway 30 east of Mapleton remained at least partly under water Sunday.
Falgren says the department hoped to open both of those roads sometime Monday.
Nine other sections of state highway in the area were reopened to traffic earlier after also being impacted by the storm.