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BP: More roads close as Minnesota River rises


March 28, 2019

Tailwaters at the Lac qui Parle dam were reported at 938.12 feet late Wednesday, March 27, and rising. The record is 941.7 feet in 1997. The waters have risen by 10 feet in the last week. Tom Cherveny / Forum News Service

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. – A rising Minnesota River is spilling over roads and bridges in the upper basin, and authorities warn that more road closures are likely in the days ahead.

The river's rise is accelerating as it moves toward an expected crest during the night Friday-Saturday in Montevideo and on Saturday at locations downstream from Granite Falls to Morton.


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