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Red Cedar overflow beginning to recede, cleanup underway

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April 11, 2017

Crews from MSU’s Infrastructure Planning and Facilities are busy cleaning up campus after the Red Cedar River crested at about eight feet late last week. The focus remains on key areas including Old College Field and several areas along the river trail.

Adam Lawver of Landscape Services said they are making progress and the next two to three weeks will remain very busy in preparation for graduation ceremonies and student move out. Power was cut and remains out at Kobs Field and a small field near the Auditorium to protect the transformers at those locations.


As of April 10:

  • Chestnut and Red Cedar roads reopened.
  • Parking Lot 62W still has ponding water by the storm drains, but is open and parking spaces affected are barricaded.
  • River trail pathways are closed in many locations, but reopened north of the Business School complex.
  • Street sweeping has begun on the roads and pathways affected to clean up debris.