Traffic and Crime Report March 18, 2024

Published On: March 18th, 20241.2 min readCategories: Local News, News

The Hwy 169 Southbound ramp for Hwy 14 Westbound was closed earlier today in North Mankato. It was reported a semi truck hauling more than 35,000 lbs. of meat was involved in a crash there. The exit ramp was planned to be close until 10 a.m. by MnDOT but it was reopened by 7:20 a.m. Several emergency service professionals and law enforcement responded to the crash site.

Fire crews were requested around 7 p.m. Yesterday near Seven Mile Creek County Park along Hwy 169 just south of Saint Peter and Kasota. They responded to a report of a automobile fire on the Southbound section of 169, just north of 7 Mile Creek Park. The caller reportedly stated that they were passing by and did not know if anyone was inside of the vehicle.

Emergency responders also responded to the intersection of Highways 22 and 14 for a three-vehicle automobile crash. Minor injuries were reported by Southern Minnesota Fire/Police/EMS Incidents. Traffic was blocked on Hwy 22. The crash took place at a busy Mankato intersection near Country Inn & Suites and the River Hills Mall.

Law Enforcement responded to JD’s Hideaway in Mankato for a report of a male described as approximately in his 30s causing a disturbance. A caller said the man was refusing to leave and was touching women at the business. He is described as African-American, skinny, about 5’3” tall wearing a white jacket and black pants.

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