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Heavy rainfall causes mudslides in Winona area

October 5, 2013
Associated Press

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Heavy rainfall caused mudslides and flooding along the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota.

The Winona Daily News reports that a flood warning for the region is in effect for Saturday after some parts of the region saw between 2 to 6 inches of rain.

Mudslides temporarily closed Highway 61 in Winona County overnight. It has reopened, but the Winona County Sheriff's Department says conditions could remain treacherous.

KSTP-TV reports mudslides also caused two trees to fall onto County Highway 17. The National Weather Service says Highway 15 remains closed Saturday morning.

Multiple streets are flooded in Goodview and Winona.

La Crescent received more than 3 inches of rain. In Wisconsin, Galesville received 4.14 inches, while Trempealeau and the town of Holland saw more than 3 inches.



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