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Flooding Continues, Impacting Roads and Airport

The following is a City of Minneapolis news release: 

Significant flooding from heavy rains this morning is affecting parkways and streets across Minneapolis today, according to a city news release.

"With up to 3 inches more rain in the forecast for this afternoon and evening, some streets and intersections will stay closed until tomorrow morning," the release states. 

See a map of flooded areas.

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, the highest impacted areas include:

  • Cedar Ave at Minnehaha Parkway is flooded and closed.

  • Most of Minnehaha Parkway from Cedar Ave to Lyndale Ave is flooded for vehicles.

  • Dean Parkway at West Lake Street is flooded.

As more rains come this afternoon, there may be additional street closings due to flooding. Please watch for barricades and do not drive into any street covered with water.

Additionally, walking and bike paths near these areas and around water bodies such as lakes, creeks and rivers may also be affected by heavy rains. Please use caution.

If you see additional areas with localized flooding, report the flooding to 311.

According to the Star Tribune, Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency in 35 counties affected by the flooding. A retaining wall also collapsed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to CBS Local, and there are delays at the airport as a result. 

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