UPDATE: Mankato Mayor Najwa Massad Provides Critical Flood Info

Published On: June 27th, 20241.1 min readCategories: Local News, News
Flood update by Mankato Mayor Najwa Massad

Mankato Mayor Najwa Massad

By The Morning Blend
KTOE News/Radio Mankato

MANKATO — In the KTOE studio earlier today, Mayor Najwa Massad provided updates on the ongoing flood situation in the Mankato area and warned of the remaining dangers as the water now recedes, such as backed up sewage and other raw debris left in parks and other public spaces that the city is closing off and working on. She urged residents to be patient and vigilant. Here is the full interview:

Mankato Mayor Najwa Massad Interview

MnDOT bridge crews have been performing log jam and debris removal operations near the North Star Bridge in Mankato to help keep the bridge safe for the traveling public in Southern Minnesota. They posted a video on social media showing crews using equipment to fish out debris from the river gathering at the edges of the bridge platform and column. MnDOT is reporting that US Hwy. 169 is now open from Mankato to St. Peter for local traffic. Drivers should watch for wildlife near the roadways that was displaced by the flooding. Hwy. 169 from LeSueur to the north end of St. Peter remains closed, MnDOT reported. Check 511mn.org for more information about detours in Southern Minnesota.

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