PHOTOS: Luverne, Minn., swamped by 4-inch rainfall - KMSP-TV

PHOTOS: Luverne, Minn., swamped by 4-inch rainfall

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LUVERNE, Minn. (KMSP) -

Gov. Mark Dayton had planned to visit the Minnesota towns of Luverne and Edgerton on Monday to survey flood damage in the area after 4 inches of rain fell overnight, but the forecast made him settle for a conference call.

The governor will tour the area on Friday to see the damage left by weekend storms, which brought heavy rains that actually broke a spillway connected to the 77-year-old dam in Luverne.

It was the first time in the history of the dam that water rushed gushed through the area, and many residents are left with a devastating mess.

The Minnesota State Patrol shared a photograph of road flooding in Rock County, and they warn all motorists not to drive through flooded areas.

Click here to view the full-sized photo.

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