Rising waters wreak havoc throughout Jefferson, Franklin counties

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by Elizabeth Eisele / KMOV Staff | @ElizEisele

KMOV.com

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 4 at 6:30 AM

(KMOV.com) -- The heavy downpour of rain Thursday caused waters to rise in Jefferson and Franklin counties, forcing some people from their homes and problems for local school districts.

Skyzoom 4 was over the scene as a couple was rescued from their flooded-vehicle after it became stuck in rising waters on Calvey Creek Road near Catawissa Thursday evening.

School buses were forced to change routes as water covered a number of streets in Sullivan, Missouri, including Highway 185, just south of Interstate 44.

Sullivan officials had to work with the Sullivan School District to help re-route the buses to avoid problem spots.

Antonia firefighters also had to rescue an elderly couple who was trapped in their home along Dry Creek Road in Jefferson County.

The Rock Community Fire District reported a number of creeks ran over their banks, and said the most serious situation was water over Highway M in Barnhart, near Interstate 55.

Officials warned drivers even calm-looking waters sweep a vehicle into deeper water. 

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