Interstate 44 reopens southwest of St. Louis

3 years 11 months 1 week ago Saturday, January 02 2016 Jan 2, 2016 Saturday, January 02, 2016 11:58:36 AM CST January 02, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Interstate 44 is now open again in Missouri.

A 24-mile stretch of the interstate southwest of St. Louis closed Wednesday due to flooding along the Meramec River. The Missouri Department of Transportation reopened the east-west interstate late Friday morning.

Hours earlier, southbound lanes of Interstate 55 reopened south of St. Louis. The I-55 northbound lanes had opened Thursday night. That road also was closed due to record flooding along the Meramec, a Mississippi River tributary.

MoDOT officials say all interstates in Missouri.

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