Floodwaters from the Gasconade River have closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 near Hazelgreen in Laclede County.
Eastbound I-44 is being diverted off at Route 5 in Lebanon (mile marker 129). The detour for motorists and commercial motor carriers traveling eastbound on I-44 is Route 5 to Route 7 to Route 133 to I-44, approximately 49 miles.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has put up barriers at the closures, as well as signs to mark the detours.
“We will continue to monitor this area until the floodwaters recede,” said MoDOT Central District Engineer David Silvester.
Drivers are encouraged to check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, located at www.modot.org, or call the department’s toll free number, 1-888-ASK-MODOT, to get updated information on road conditions.
Motorists should take extra care in their travels during this time and never attempt to get around roadway barricades or drive across flooded roadways. MoDOT also recommends allowing extra travel time if detours are necessary.
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