Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - High water levels from melting snow in the rain are impacting travel throughout southern Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has put barricades up on several state highways in southeastern Minnesota and has issued warnings about standing water on dozens of highways in the south half of the state including I-90 east of Austin. The current closures in this region include Highway 74 south of Rushford and between Elba and Highway 61. Highway 60 also remains closed near Wabasha along with the section of Highway 20 near Cannon Falls.

Several Olmsted County roads have also been closed due to flooding along with Oxbow Park and extensive sections of the recreational trail system in Rochester including a number of associated bridges.

Below are the Olmsted County roads currently closed:

  • 48th Street NE at the intersection of County Road 124
  • County Road 24 near Wabasha County Road 2 by Elgin
  • County Road 143 west of County Road 11 (3 Blocks Closed from Intersection)

This list is of the affected portions of Rochester's trail system:

  • Bear Creek Trail Various
  • 6th St. SE Bridge
  • 4th St. SE Bridge - Both Sides
  • 3rd Ave SE Bridge - Near Government Center - Both Sides
  • Mayo Civic Center Pedestrian Bridge
  • 7th St. NE Bridge
  • Cascade Creek Trail at Civic Center Drive
  • West River Parkway (37th St. to West River Parkway)
  • Essex Trail
  • Mayowood Trail Under Highway 52 to Mayowood Road