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Emergency officials warn drivers against driving in flood water

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Flash flood waters covered Tenbrook Road in Arnold, Mo. Tuesday night, as people attempted to drive through the area. Flash flood waters covered Tenbrook Road in Arnold, Mo. Tuesday night, as people attempted to drive through the area.
SULLIVAN, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Emergency officials say Tuesday night's death near Sullivan is a tragic reminder for people to avoid driving through flooded roads.

John Lyon, 60, drowned in his car when high waters swept the vehicle off a road in Meramec State Park near Sullivan.

Sullivan Fire Chief Rich White said drivers often underestimate the danger of driving through flash flood waters.

“Your life is more important than anything else,” said Chief White. “You can never tell with the way it's rained and these gravel roads. You can come into a road that's been totally washed out.”

Another flash flood happened Tuesday night on Tenbrook Road in Arnold, and people still managed to drive through the water. However, no one was injured.

Street department workers are trying to keep conditions safe by cleaning storm drains, but warn drivers to avoid those hazardous roadways.

The following roads are closed in Jefferson County due to flooding:

Hollywood Beach Rd (in Arnold)

The rest are in unincorporated Jefferson County:

Boyce Lane

Dry Fork Road (off Hwy T)

Corisande Hill Road

Browns Ford Road

Engledow Road

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