After torrential rainfall and flash flooding stranded drivers and forced the shut down of several major roadways in central and southern Minnesota, MnDOT attempted to fight the flood waters with snow plows.
A heavy storm dumped 10 inches of rain in some parts of the state, forcing transportation officials to close I-94 and I-694 in the Twin Cities. Many motorists abandoned their flooded vehicles and some residents have been forced to flee their homes.
At last report, two lanes of I-94 at Highway 169 have reopened. The Highway 169 ramp to westbound Interstate 694 ramp has been closed.
— MnDOT District 7 (@mndotscentral) September 22, 2016
MnDOT brought in snow plows to attempt to move flood water off of I-94 in Maple Grove.
Several semis were caught on camera braving the flood waters on Highway 169 last night.
Flooding on Hwy. 169 in Maple Grove. Traffic cams show people driving through water. Nearby I-694 closed in both directions pic.twitter.com/sBR5X1LrG3
— Mike Verlo (@MikeVerlo) September 22, 2016
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