UPDATED 3-25-2019 – 9:08AM

The National Weather Service has issued an updated Flood Warning for the Minnesota River at Montevideo. “Major flooding” is forecast.

Flood stage is 14 feet. At 1am Monday, the stage was 14.1 feet. The river is forecast to rise to near 22 feet by Saturday evening. 

During the major flood of 1997, the river reached 24.48 feet.

According to the Montevideo Police Department, the following actions will take place as the waters rise:

  • At 18 – 18.5 feet, the sanitary sewer in Smith Addition will be shut down. At some point, the gas and electric companies may pull meters as well.
  • Town Road, Chippewa Street, and Forest Avenue may have water access issues by Friday, and other streets in Smith Addition may begin to have issues as well.
  • River Road will be closed this weekend.
  • The City of Montevideo has some sandbags available for private use. For questions on sandbags, call Aaron at 320-262-0252. With any other questions, call City Hall at 320-269-6575.