Due to all the recent rain, there are many flooded and closed state routes in the Kansas City region, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Motorists should be alert to local forecasts and emergency communications and realize that conditions can change rapidly. All complete and partial road closures are listed below and shown on the MoDOT Traveler Information Map. Visitors can also call 1-888-275-6636 (Ask MoDOT) to speak to a customer service representative or get a text report of the flooded areas on the map http://traveler.modot.org/report/modottext.aspx?type=flood
Route 58 - CLOSED between Front St. and BU Highway 7 since 5/21/2019.
Route 58 - CLOSED at Big Creek between Walnut Street and Hilltop Road since 5/21/19.
Route E – CLOSED between MO 58 and Reynolds Rd. since 5/21/2019.
Route H - CLOSED between H St. and East St. since 5/21.
Route H - CLOSED between 124th St. and Route JJ since 5/21.
Route H - CLOSED between Route EE and East St. since 5/21.
Route JJ - CLOSED between Easley Rd and Route H since 5/21.
US 24 - CLOSED Harris Ave. and Vassar St. since 5/21/2019.
Route 23 - CLOSED at the Black Water River between County Roads 950 and 1125 since 5/19/2019.
Route B - CLOSED between County Road 1150 and 1200 5/21/2019.
Route E - CLOSED between Route MM and Route CC since 5/21/2019.
Route 224 - CLOSED between PVT MFA and First St. since 5/21/2019.
Route 224 - CLOSED at the Missouri River between Highland Ave. and Giblin Hill Rd. since 5/18/2019.
Route D - CLOSED over Sni-a-bar Creek at Route FF since 5/18/2019.
Route FF – CLOSED between German Church Rd and Route 131 since 5/21/2019.
Route O – CLOSED over Muddy Creek at Farmers City Rd. since 5/21/2019.
Route 45 - CLOSED between NW Dry Lake Rd E and NW Farley Hampton Rd E since 5/21.
Route B - CLOSED over Little Platte River at Route KK since 5/21/2019.
Route E - CLOSED over Dicks Creek between Dicks Creed Rd. and Skinner Lake Rd. since 5/21/2019.
Route KK - CLOSED between Smith Rd. and Route B since 5/21/2019.
Route O - CLOSED between Route 10 and Route 210 since 5/21.
Route 127 - CLOSED at Salt Pond between 145th Rd. and 150th Rd. since 5/21/2019.
Outer Road 70 – CLOSED at Blackwater between I-70 to Route 127 since 5/21/2019.
Route UU - CLOSED between Lemon Trl and US 65 since 5/22.
Route VV - CLOSED at Brushy Creek between 140th Rd. and 130th Rd. since 5/21/2019.
Moving barricades or driving over flooded roads could be deadly. With flooding impacting roads and bridges across the state, the Missouri Department of Transportation wants to remind travelers to pay attention to all posted signs.
Travelers should heed barricades barring travel across flooded roads. Several water rescues have already occurred across the state. Almost all of them could have been avoided if the driver had not attempted to cross a flooded route.
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. Downed power lines, hidden debris or one false step can lead to injury or even death.
With more rain forecast across the state for the next few days, MoDOT advises all travelers check the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org before heading out, even if your current location appears not to be affected by flooding. You can also call 1-888-275-6636 (Ask MoDOT) to talk to a MoDOT customer service representative 24-hours a day.
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