While MnDOT crews have made progress on areas of localized flooding, officials say a few areas remain and the potential for more still exists.
Crews that have been freed-up from flooding have switched gears to patching potholes as MnDOT’s Rebecca Arndt says area roadways have taken a real beating from the recent rains and freeze-thaw cycle.
She adds that crews in several areas of south central Minnesota plan to be out patching this weekend and is asking drivers to slow down, watch for workers and equipment and use caution wherever they see crews working.
District 7 operations manager Jed Falgren says crews who have gone from snow and ice control to fighting flood waters and are still willing to work another weekend to insure the safety of drivers.
He adds that MnDOT will continue to monitor conditions including area bridges as the rivers begin to rise. If flooding occurs, lanes or other sections of highway may need to be closed with barricades and other traffic control devices.