Flood Warning for Mississippi River in Aitkin County

By KBJR News 1

Flood Warning for Mississippi River in Aitkin County

July 2, 2012 Updated Oct 22, 2013 at 12:22 AM CDT

Aitkin, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Aitkin County after the Mississippi River reached stage 17.4 feet.

The flood stage for the river is 12 feet.

Officials expect the river to crest at 20 feet early next week, which would surpass the second highest crest on record.

US Highway 210 is closed between the cities of McGregor and Tamarack, and Trunk Highway 65 is closed between the City of McGregor and Aitkin County Road 4.

A dozen Aitkin County and township roads are washed out and impassable.

City officials will continue to hold public meetings each day at 6pm for residents until they are no longer needed.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns

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