Buchanan County U.S. Route 59 now closed

ST. JOSEPH –Buchanan County U.S. Route 59 closed this morning, Tuesday, Sept. 24, from Route 45 at Rushville to Atchison, Kansas due to flooding. Motorists may utilize U.S. Route 36 into Kansas as an alternate route.

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MoDOT urges everyone to closely monitor conditions in their area, heed all evacuation notices, and never enter a water-covered roadway or drive around barricades. Just a few inches of flood waters can force a vehicle off the roadway. In addition, it is not uncommon for roadways and shoulders to be damaged when flooded, creating unsafe conditions for motorists.

Flooding may occur with little or no notice. Missouri Department of Transportation crews and our partners are monitoring road conditions closely, but floodwaters can rise quickly, before our crews and other emergency services are able to place barricades across the roadway.

If you come upon a flooded roadway without barricades, do NOT drive through the water. Pull over to a safe location and call the MoDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service line at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636) to report it.


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