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Published September 28, 2010, 09:51 PM

High Water Isolates St. Peter, MN

Some businesses in St. Peter are feeling the pinch as floodwaters from the Minnesota River overflow highways and cut traffic to the south-central Minnesota city.

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — Some businesses in St. Peter are feeling the pinch as floodwaters from the Minnesota River overflow highways and cut traffic to the south-central Minnesota city.

Flooding has closed U.S. Highway 169 and other major roads in and out of St. Peter.

Florist Mary Smith tells the Free Press of Mankato she didn't think it would be this bad.

Businesses in town already had seen drop-offs from the lengthy Highway 169 reconstruction project.

Minnesota Department of Transportation spokeswoman Rebecca Arndt says it's unknown when the roads will reopen. She says even when the water recedes, roads could remain closed until roadbed damage is fixed.

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