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MANKATO, Minn. - Residents across Mankato are waking up to flooded basements and closed roads after a night of heavy rain.

Seven inches of rain fell across parts of the region late Tuesday and early Wednesday. A laundry list of roads were closed in downtown Mankato due to flooding and covers have been lifted off manholes by pressure from water surging through the storm sewer system. .

A KARE 11 crew at Sibley Pkwy. near the Minnesota River reports there is still water in the roadway but the situation has improved throughout the morning as public works crews cleared debris from roads.

Further south in Blue Earth County, crews are working to clear away a mudslide triggered by the heavy rain. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reports that State Highway 66 is closed between County Road 35 and U.S. Highway 169.

MnDOT tweeted that Hwy 66 will remain closed until further notice.

Earlier stretches of US 169 had closed between Mankato and St. Peter. It reopened at approximately 6 a.m.

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