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The site is does not include many city streets and township information, and is already outdated in some locations, but will be updated Friday morning.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!!"

School Closings

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

Travel

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.

Weather Forecast

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.

Reach Regional Managing Editor Suzanne Rook at 507-931-8567. Follow her on Twitter @rooksuzy

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