Boone County gets road closings, Strawn Park covered with water
BOONE COUNTY - Recent rain showers caused parts of State Route ZZ near Interstate 70 Drive SW to close in Boone County over the weekend. At around 4:30 a.m. Monday water had receded from the road and went back into Perche Creek. Two hours later, floodwater started rising back up on Route ZZ.
Floodwaters covered Strawn Park off North Strawn Road in the area of Route ZZ. The parking lot was invisible to the naked eye with water rising as more rain was expected to hit Mid-Missouri.
According to MoDOT, Route TT was flooded Monday morning morning as well, but the road remained opened later Monday morning.
Drivers and residents were advised to use alternative routes until flooding subsides.
Boone County wasn't the only county experiencing problems with the rain. Click here to view the most recent mid-Missouri road closures from MoDOT.
MoDOT also closed Route 63 south of Vienna in Maries County. Motorists traveling south on Route 63 are advised to take Route 50 to Route 89 to Route 28 to Route 63. The northbound detour is Route 28 to Route 89 to Route 50 to Route 63.
Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Sunday evening after officials closed around 400 roads across Missouri. Six residents in Pulaski County died in two separate vehicle incidents Saturday night because of the flooding.