Severe rain causes more flooding across St. Louis

Heavy rains Thursday afternoon caused flash flooding on St. Louis area roadways.
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 3:10 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2022 at 5:29 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Flash flooding was seen across St. Louis during heavy rains Thursday afternoon.

Thursday’s flooding comes days after historic rainfall caused evacuations across the region.

When heavy rains started falling Thursday around 3 p.m., roads quickly became impassable.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the St. Louis City and County border were closed with traffic backing up from I-70 at Florissant down to I-70 at Union. Traffic was moving in the area again an hour later.

Flooding also impacted North Kingshighway between St. Louis and Natural Bridge. Several cars were left in the water and the city’s police department said all occupants got out.

Soldan High School, in the Sherman Park neighborhood of North City, was also damaged by flooding. The St. Louis Public Schools released photos showing flooding in the cafeteria and flood damage to a door.

Near Ikea, multiple cars were stuck in the floodwater that collected under the bridge on South Vandeventer under Highway 40.

A daycare in the 4700 of Washington had multiple people and children trapped inside rising flood waters. All of the children at the daycare are reportedly safe. The city said the area of Hodiamont and Horton saw 7 feet of water and residents were trapped in their homes.

Traffic was backed up on I-44 in both directions between Grand and Hampton.

The southbound lanes of I-55 at Loughborough flooded and several vehicles were left stranded in high waters.

Rain caused problems on I-64 from Kingshighway in the city all the way to Brentwood. The interstate was closed in both directions at Hampton. Traffic was also congested in the area of I-64 onto I-170, all the way to Delmar.

North 81st Street was closed between Bunkum Road and Forest Boulevard in Washington Park in the Metro East due to flooding. IL-111 from State Street to St. Clair Avenue was also closed.

Route C and MO-94 in St. Charles County also flooded.

In the Metro East, the northbound lanes of Interstate 55/70 in East St. Louis are closed and traffic is being diverted to I-64 eastbound.

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The Missouri History Museum canceled its events for Thursday night due to weather.

Left Bank Books closed after water flooded through the store.

Schnucks has closed their Lindell store until further notice due to flash flooding. All teammates and customers were able to exit the store safely.

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