Skip to main content

Crews still working to clear ice jams causing significant flooding from Sand Creek in Jordan

Ice dams on Sand Creek have kept water levels high.
Jordan flooding

Flooding from Sand Creek in Jordan remains a problem and the the Scott County Sheriff's Office reports that 13 people and nine pets remain in shelters awaiting flood waters to recede. 

Water levels on Sand Creek "spiked quickly" around 9 p.m. Saturday to a level of 11.8 feet, the sheriff's office says, the cause of which was caused by a second ice jam forming at the Hwy. 169 bridge that runs over the creek near Jordan. 

The rise to 11.8 feet was the highest since the creek reached just over 12 feet early March 15, which sent water rushing into Valley Green Park and forcing the evacuation of around 150 homes. 

Jordan Public Works spent Sunday working to free the ice jam at the Hwy. 169, and once they did the water level quickly dropped by about three feet. 

But water levels to the north of Valley Green Park remain high while crews continue working to move ice downstream. 

Authorities still do not advise travel by vehicle in or out of Valley Green Park due to water levels too high to drive through. 

Meanwhile, flooding continues to impact highways in parts of Minnesota. You can get the latest road closures and flooding impacts by visiting MnDOT's road conditions page

Next Up


Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives

Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.


Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager

Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.

Payton Willis

Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers

The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.


Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl

Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care

The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Arrests made following fentanyl bust in St. Cloud

Authorities searched two St. Cloud apartments Friday morning.

potatoes 2

Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment

It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 9.07.54 AM

U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery

The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.

unsplash restaurant cashier register COVID face mask - crop

7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate

"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.

Screen Shot 2022-01-22 at 7.47.53 AM

Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood

It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.


Wild flip the script, dominate Blackhawks

Ryan Hartman scored twice to earn the first game of a back-to-back.

Hopkins Basketball

Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends

The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.


flooding near Hastings

Flooding spreads across MN; mobile home park evacuated

An ice jam caused a creek near Jordan to overflow.

Screen Shot 2019-03-24 at 7.16.45 AM

Dozens rescued after rapid river rise floods restaurant

An ice jam caused the river to rise unexpectedly Saturday night.

flooding near Hastings

Flood warnings issued for metro area ahead of rapid snowmelt

The guys from the Way Over Our Heads podcast have the situation covered.


Mississippi River ice jam causing flooding in Champlin

A couple of parks and have been closed due to the rising river levels.

Screen Shot 2020-03-09 at 10.01.36 AM

Road closures in southern Minnesota due to river flooding

An ice jam has also been causing problems in St. Peter.