Standing water on Highway 16 near Lanesboro

NEAR LANESBORO, Minn. (FOX 47) – People in Fillmore County are dealing with water woes.

High water has lead to the closure of State Highway 16, west of Lanesboro.

MnDOT reported that between U.S. 52 near Preston and Fillmore Ave. South in Lanesboro, the highway is closed due to flooding.

Warmer temperatures and the recent snow and rain are all contributors.

MnDOT workers remind people to be smart on the roads. If you see a highway with standing water and cannot see the road, do not drive through it.

“This morning, we had a little bit of rain and rivers came up fast. With this melting snow and high temperatures, it’s really going to bring up the rivers,” said MnDOT Highway Maintenence Employee Dennis Yoder.

RELATED: Lanesboro Dam water flowing heavily after rain and snow melt

“We’ll be dealing with this for a while. We’ll be patient and do the best we can.”

One woman experienced the high waters on Highway 16 at the Lanesboro Fish Hatchery on her way to work

Thursday morning.

Anna Nelson works for the DNR. She captured these images.

Thursday morning during her commute to work. They were taken from State Highway 16 at Grosbeak Road.

She says in places, there appeared to be 6 to 8 inches of water on the Highway.

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