UPDATE 4:15 P.M.
Waseca County has released a web app showing roads that are closed in the county: wasecacounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=a4cb8a20ce1d426ab5bce4c9a15e3dd1
The site is does not include many city streets and township information, and is already outdated in some locations, but will be updated Friday morning.
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UPDATE 9:15 A.M.
The Waseca Public Library is closed today due to flooding.
From the Waseca Fire Department:
"Very proud of the way our staff responded to the storm events last night. Starting at approx. 11:30, we ran 10 calls, the last ending at about 6:40 this morning.
We waded though three feet or better of water to rescue motorists from their vehicles, and one person from their home. We had two homes that unfortunately, had basement walls collapse. Thankfully, neither of these homes had any issues with electrical or natural gas systems.
We tried to assist North Ambulance in getting a resident back to the Colony Court Memory Care facility, but the water was too deep, and the risk wasn't worth taking.
We also spent a good majority of the night helping city utilities staff by pumping out sewer lines with one of our older trucks.
Our staff did a great job working to help our community through the night. Great job!!"
Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton is closed Thursday, Sept. 22
Waseca Public Schools are closed today due to widespread flooding in the county. SAC will operate as normal.
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Schools are closed
The Waseca County Sheriff's Office is advising no unnecessary travel in Waseca County until water subsides.
The National Weather Service reports 13.91 inches of rain fell in Waseca over the last 48 hours. Many roads throughout the county are washed out or impassable.
Road closures from the Waseca County Sheriff's Office and Highway Department:
MNDOT closed Hwy 14
Hwy 13 south of Waseca
County Road 2 near Farmamerica
County Road 2 between 17 and County Road 3
County Road 63 between County Road 6 and 8 and County Road 6 and 20
County Road 3 south of Janesville
County Road 3 north of Janesville
Reeds Lake Road at the new culvert
County Road 27 near Airport
County Road 75 bridge washed out near a Roger Haley’s residence (around curve)
County Road 75 just east of County Road 9.
Old 14 by Keislers down to 1 lane
County Road 5 near Woodville Cem
County Road 4 at County Road 29 south.
County Road 76 half a mile south of 22
County Road 29 closed half mile south of County Road 9
County Road 28 2 miles south of Hwy 30
County Road 4 west of Wilton Bridge – road washed out and completely gone
County Road 12 just north of 64
County Road 51 half of a mile south of County Road 12 – road is gone and washed out
County Road 51 north of County Road 15
County Road 41 south of Loon Lake
County Road 5 near 35
County Road 41 1/2mile S of Unniversity
County Road 4 south of pink school house
County Road 3/County Road 9
County Road 35 south of Iosco Church
County Road 33 north of Le Sueur Bridge
360th Ave. west of 50th St.
343rd Ave. and 50th St.
440th Ave. near Iosco Township
Roads are being barricaded at this time by County Highway Department personnel.
Heavy rain and flash flooding continue to be the main concern, according to the National Weather Service. There is potential for an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain through tonight over already very saturated soils. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect over portions of southern and southeastern Minnesota into southwestern Wisconsin. While thunderstorms are certainly possible, the potential for severe weather is low.