Water Street in St. Paul closing due to rising Mississippi River

St. Paul’s Water Street will be closed starting Monday in preparation for street flooding caused by the rising Mississippi River.

The road will be closed to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between Minnesota 13 and Plato Boulevard. It will be reopened when water levels have receded and travel is safe, the city said in a news release Saturday.

The Mississippi River in St. Paul is predicted to reach flood stage on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

St. Paul has several other closures due to rising water levels. For more information, visit stpaul.gov/flood.

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