St. Louis city closing, raising flood gates after heavy showers

St. Louis city closing, raising flood gates after heavy showers

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St. Louis city closing, raising flood gates after heavy showers

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 19 at 9:09 AM

(KMOV) – The city of St. Louis was closing several flood gates to keep the Mississippi River out of the city after heavy rain swept through the region on Thursday.

The St. Louis City Streets Department began closing and raising the gates Friday morning as the river was expected to crest on Wednesday at 39.5.

Officials closed four gates Friday and erected the gates at Poplar Street and Carr Street along Lenore K. Sullivan Boulevard.

City officials said crews would continue to shut gates throughout the weekend. They said the schedule could change depending on the latest forecasts and needs of businesses impacted by the rising river.

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