MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A busy stretch of Interstate 35W in south Minneapolis has a history of flash flooding. So, on Monday, MnDOT took its first steps to try to alleviate the issue once and for all.
The department plans to use giant underground storm water tanks to prevent the dangerous flooding. The last time I-35W near 42nd Street saw significant flooding was in June 2010 when a downpour left the interstate impassable. People pushed stalled vehicles to safety as other drivers were forced to wait for the water to recede.