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May 01, 2017 10:04 AM
Flooding Update

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Much of the southern half of Missouri has seen extensive flooding, devastation and closed roads. Some road surfaces and bridges have simply been washed away by the intense flooding. It is unknown at this time how extensive the damage is or when roads may be repaired and reopened.

Commuters are facing difficult and longer travel times. Interstate 44 is closed between Rolla and Lebanon and is expected to close in the St. Louis area early this week. Many other numbered and lettered routes are also closed. Motorists should check the Traveler Information Map at modot.org or the MoDOT app from their app store to check flooded and closed routes before they travel.

Northwest Missouri has a few routes closed due to water over the road. See the list below for the list of closed roads.

Not all flooded roads will be barricaded. Situations can change quickly, especially during flooding. More roads could flood without warning. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and to not drive through any water over the roadway. It only takes six inches of water (or less!) to lose control of your vehicle and possibly be swept into rising floodwaters. Any time there is water over the roadway, there may be unseen damage to the road surface below. Do not drive through water over a roadway or around construction barricades. MoDOT encourages all motorists to Turn Around! Don’t Drown!

To keep up with the latest road closures for flooding, incidents and roadwork, the Missouri Department of Transportation provides a Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org. Motorists are advised to check the map or call 1-888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636) before heading out to plan alternate routes, as needed.

NOW CLOSED:

Carroll County

  • Route 10 southwest of Carrollton between County Road 221 and County Road 231 (Moss Creek)

Chariton County

  • Route D between Route 5 and Route DD (Mussel Fork)
  • Route E between Rothville and Route JJ (West Yellow Creek)
  • Route J south of Dalton between Route MM and Namrash Road (Chariton River)
  • Route O between Route DD and Route 129 (Chariton River)

For more information, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/northwest and view the online Traveler Information Map. In addition, MoDOT provides updated information on Twitter @MoDOTNorthwest and Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOTNWDistrict.

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