Hundreds of Missouri Roads Closed Due to Flooding
JEFFERSON CITY—Flooded roadways continue to plague travelers throughout the state. There are currently more than 300 roads in Missouri that are closed due to flooding, including:
· Interstate 29 at the Missouri/Iowa border due to flooding in Iowa
· U.S. Route 54 at Louisiana
· U.S. Route 36 west of Bevier at the Chariton River in Macon County
I-29 traffic is being rerouted at U.S. Route 71 (mile marker 57). Motorists should expect delays and should choose a different route at their earliest possible turn-off point. I-29 detour information is as follows:
· Kansas City area thru traffic - use I-35 to Iowa
· St. Joseph area thru traffic - use U.S. Route 71 north
· Local traffic is able to utilize I-29 to reach their homes and businesses by either going north on U.S. Route 71 and west on U.S. Route 59 or northbound I-229 to northbound I-29.
Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner train service has also been suspended until further notice.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds all motorists to check on current road conditions in their areas and on their routes by consulting the Traveler Information Map and the Current Flood Information list at modot.org.
“Every region of our state is affected by flooding,” said Becky Allmeroth, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Chief Safety and Operations Officer. “With flooding, road conditions can change rapidly, so it’s important for motorists to check the Traveler Information Map frequently for the most current information and roadway conditions.”
Link to the Traveler Information Map at: http://traveler.modot.org/map/index.html
Link to the Current Flood Information list at: https://www.modot.org/current-flood-information
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