Updated May 29, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.:
There are currently no roads closed in the Central District. Any complete and partial road closures will be listed below and shown on the MoDOT Traveler Information Map. More rain and rising waters along waterways can cause roadway flooding. Be sure to check back in on this web page for updates.
If you see any roadways covered with water or damaged by flooding, be sure to let us know! Text Report of Road Conditions and Impacts here.
Current Flood & Traffic Conditions
The Traveler Information Map shows current flooding impacts across the state. The map is also available as an app on Apple and Android devices.
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN - If you see water over the roadway, there's no way of knowing what's underneath the surface. Even if the water is only a few inches deep, the road may have collapsed under the water. Water may be deeper than it appears and can hide hazards such as sharp objects, washed out road surfaces, electrical wires and chemicals. and it doesn't take much to cause your vehicle to lose traction. Find another route around the flooding. The extra travel time is worth worth it!
According to the National Weather Service, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away almost any vehicle. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.
- DON'T MOVE SIGNS OR BARRIERS - Travelers should heed barricades barring travel across flooded roads. Not only is it unsafe, it's against the law! It also potentially removes the warning for other drivers approaching the flooded roadway.
- PREPARE FOR FLOODING - Make sure you have enough fuel in your vehicle for an emergency evacuation. Learn the safest route from your home or place of business to safe, high ground should you have to evacuate in a hurry. Have a “Go Bag” packed in the event of an evacuation. Contents should include:
- Copies of your important documents in a waterproof and portable container (insurance cards, photo IDs, proof of address, etc.)
- Extra set of car and house keys
- Credit and ATM cards and cash
- Bottled water and nonperishable food, such as energy or granola bars
- Flashlight and battery-operated AM/FM radio with extra batteries
- Medications and first aid kit
- Child care supplies or other special care items
- PLAN AHEAD IF TRAVELING - MoDOT offers the following safety tips for travelers:
- Stay tuned: Listen to your radio, TV or National Weather Service radio for the latest information on weather conditions that can cause flooding.
- Avoid flooded areas: Avoid flood-susceptible areas, especially low-lying streets where water commonly pools.
- Don't cross flooded roadways: Never attempt to walk or drive through water covered or flooded roadways, and beware of rising, swift-moving water. Two feet of water can carry away most automobiles. Road beds may be washed out under flood waters.
- Turn Around: Never drive around barriers that warn you the road is flooded – turn around and find another route. If your route is blocked by barricades, find another route. Barricades are put up by state or local officials to protect travelers from unsafe roads. Driving around them can be a serious risk.
- Leave your vehicle immediately: Get out and seek higher ground if your vehicle is suddenly caught in rising water.
- Help others: If you see a nonbarricaded, water-covered roadway or major obstruction, such as a blocked culvert or bridge opening, call the local law enforcement agency so they can alert the appropriate road agency. Warn children to not play near swollen creeks or rivers, storm drains, culverts and bridges, or on flooded streets and roadways.
- USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN IT'S RAINING - It doesn't take much rain to impair your vision and the ability of other drivers to see you. Make sure your wipers and headlights are on whenever it's raining to see and bee seen! Traffic is more unpredictable and it is harder to stop when the pavement is wet. Allow for extra space to stop in case of sudden braking or hydroplaning.