1:30 P.M. Update
Water on the road and the failure of the pavement has closed the correct lane of I-94 in Minneapolis from 3rd Ave. to the Portland Ave. tunnel. There are more than two dozen state roads and major roads dealing with flooding and closure. See the full list of issues here.
10 A.M. Update
Traveling on rural roads in Cass County, Minnesota, is not recommended.
The sheriff's office says that there are many rural roads "which cannot be described by snow / snow covered roads and visibility has been reduced to 1/2 miles or less at times."
The difficult driving conditions have resulted in vehicles being stuck in ditches on rural county highways, the sheriff says.
Flood warnings were issued in parts of southern Minnesota as temperatures melt along with fast-melting fixed rainfall, resulting in widespread street flooding and high water levels in low-lying areas.
As a result of Water on Interstate 35 near Pine City vehicles are going in the ditch on Thursday morning, according to Sgt. Neil Dickenson from Minnesota State Patrol.
"Watch out for stable water on the roads today. Both of them are responding to vehicles in the ditch in Pain County on I-35 near the post 171 miles, Hwy 70 east of I-35 and Hwy 48 east of I -35, " Dickenson has been sent to Twitter.
Minnesota Department of Transport is closed down Hwy. 60 near Wabasha and Hwy. 43 between Elgin and Plainview in southeastern Minnesota due to flooding, and warns that high water may be a source of concern elsewhere as rain falls.
In Shakopee, County Road 69 is closed at the railway bridge between Rahr Malting and Shakopee Town Square due to flooding, by flood. to County Sheriff's Office.
Flood warning in southwest Minnesota
There are flood counties in Lyon, Lincoln, Pipestone, Murray and Cottonwood counties in southwest Minnesota to 6 pm. Thursday due to significant rain and snow.
The National Weather Service says: "While additional rainfall will be limited in eastern South Dakota as snow changes to early morning, some areas of southern Minnesota may get another tenth of inch rain.
"Snow melt with the damp causing flooding will cause small streams and pits in urban areas."
Race against time for bridge work as Mississippi becomes
Construction teams are building bridges in the Red Wing working 24 hour shifts to achieve their goals before the expected rise in the Mississippi River, according to MnDOT.
Zenith Tech crews are engaged in tub tubing to fix Hwy. The new bridge may continue along the river, and the 24 hour weekend work changes may continue depending on how things progress.
Flowing snow and rain will predict long stretches of the Mississippi River at risk of flooding in Minnesota, and could bake part of the building area when the river reaches its full height, it is likely to take some time. in April.
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