Flooding causes road closures in parts of St. Louis area - KMOV.com

Flooding causes road closures in parts of St. Louis area

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Flooding from all the rain we had last week has forced several road closures in parts of the St. Louis area.

Water on the road closed a part of Marshall Road parallel to Interstate 44 Monday morning. 

The southbound lanes of Route 67 are closed between the Clark Bridge and Highway 94. All northbound lanes are still open, but crews are in the process of changing the flow of traffic to allow cars to travel in both directions in the northbound lanes. Crews say it should reopen by 3:00 Monday afternoon.

U.S Highway 61, just north of Troy, Missouri in Lincoln County, is also closed. It is expected to reopen sometime on Monday. An exact time was not available.

On Thursday Gov. Jay Nixon issued a list of safety tips for residents and motorists to stay safe, including:

  • Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.

  • Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be quickly swept away. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling.

  • A foot of water will float many vehicles. Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles, including sport utility vehicles and pick-ups. Even if the water appears shallow enough to cross, don't try it. Water hides dips in the road. Worse yet, there may be no road at all under the water. Flooding can scour away the entire road surface and a significant amount of ground beneath.

  • Disaster and shelter information is available by dialing the 211 service, which is now available throughout Missouri.

For a complete list of road closures, click here to go to MoDOT's website.

Click here for a list of emergency road closures from IDOT.
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