Both directions of 141 re-open in Valley Park - KMOV.com

Both directions of 141 re-open in Valley Park

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Police close one lane of Route 141 due to rising waters.  (Credit: KMOV) Police close one lane of Route 141 due to rising waters. (Credit: KMOV)
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MoDOT re-opened all lanes of Highway 141 Monday afternoon. A stretch of the road near I-44 had been closed for more than a week due to flooding.

The area was affected by flooding for the second time in less than a year. Both I-44 and 141 were closed when flood waters rose in December 2015, and both closed last week.

MoDOT made some repairs to the roadway after the flood waters receded early Monday.

Interstate 44 has been open since Thursday. 

That is not the only good news for people in Valley Park. Over at the West County Precinct, file cabinets, tables, boxes, upon boxes, were all unloaded off from the truck and put back inside. Last week, it was a mad rush to get everything out over fears flood water might overtake the building like it did back in 2015.

If all goes well, officers will be back to working out of the precinct by Monday night. 

News 4 also talked to residents who are happy to be back home as well. 

"There was no damage. I packed what I took out and put back in, " says Leo Tfefferkorn. 

News 4 first met Leo Tfefferkorn last week as he was packing up. Now he is unpacking, at his own pace. 

"Just my pictures and some personal things stuff like that I didn't want to lose, so now they are sitting in the living room. I have to hang it up and put it away," he says.  

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