Montevideo raising Highway 212 levee
MONTEVIDEO -- Work is under way this morning to raise a one-mile stretch of the levee on U.S. Highway 212 in Montevideo. Volunteers are also filling sandbags to have at the ready.
These and other advanced measures come in response to expectations that the Minnesota River will reach 19.9 feet in Montevideo this afternoon. The newly projected crest is more than a 1½ feet higher than what was projected last week, and it comes a day earlier than was expected.
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