Faribault County roads flood, close

Published 9:51 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019

Several gravel roads were closed in Faribault County Thursday because of poor conditions caused by rapid snow melt and recent rain.

Motorists were advised to exercise extreme caution when driving down gravel roads in the county and to never drive across roads that are flooded, according to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office.

Faribault County Highway Engineer Mark Daly and other township officials have asked residents for their patience.

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Daly said crews were out in full force Thursday trying to repair roads as the conditions allowed as the temperatures dropped below freezing.

A playground in Faribault County is flooded Thursday afternoon. – Kelly Wassenberg/Albert Lea Tribune

According to the Faribault County website, the following gravel roads were closed as of press time:

• 19 in Brush Creek Township

• 25 in Kiester Township

• 25 in Foster Township

• 27 in Walnut Lake Township

• 31 in Clark Township

• 111 in Seely Township on the state line

• 112 in Seely/Brush Creek townships

• 119 in Brush Creek Township

Motorists are asked to drive safe, slow down and use caution when driving on the roads.

County motor graders were expected to be out early Friday and Saturday to try to smooth out the gravel roads.