(Mankato, MN) – Parts of Highway 169 south of St. Peter have been shut down due to mudslides.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the southbound lanes of the highway and the inside northbound lane south have been closed because of multiple mudslides.

Motorists are advised to use Highway 22 as an alternate route until further notice.  MnDOT crews have been on the scene clearing debris for several hours, but persistent rainy conditions are causing continued slides.

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