UPDATE: Flooding Causes Several Closures
MANKATO, Minn--Motorists are being urged to use extra caution and watch for standing water on the roadway.
The Jackson County Sheriffs' Office reported water running over 810th Street last night. It's just west of County Road 29 north of Alpha.
Authorities are asking the public to report any other roads with standing water on them.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Cottonwood River at New Ulm and the Minnesota River at Henderson at Highway 19.
This river forecast is based on observed rain from the past few days, and forecast precipitation over the next 24 hours.
Heavy rain is causing flash flooding and road closures throughout the region.
In Cottonwood County, some areas received between 3 and 4 inches of rain on already saturated ground.
You're looking at standing water on County Road 1 just south of Comfrey.
2 other county roads are also closed, including portions of County Road 44 and County Road 28.
Officials say there are also 30 areas in the county with standing water on the roadway
In Jackson County, The Sheriffs' Office is reporting flooded roads near County Road 29 just north of Alpha.
Officials are reminding drivers not to drive over flooded roadways or drive around barricades.
And the rain is also putting a damper on the golf season.
The Madelia Golf Course and Clubhouse says it is closed until the water resides. The golf course was also closed for a few days last week due to flooding.
Interstate 90 is also closed at mile marker 3 just west of Luverne due to flooding. Drivers are being detoured near Highway 23.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Cottonwood River at New Ulm and the Minnesota River in Mankato and in Henderson at Highway 19.
--KEYC News 12