Missouri Agency Creates Flood Detour Guide

8 years 9 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 21 2011 Jun 21, 2011 Tuesday, June 21, 2011 5:42:00 PM CDT June 21, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo.-- With flood waters rising in parts of western Missouri, the state transportation agency is giving motorists some online guidance for avoiding washed-out roads.

The Missouri Department of Transportation's Kansas City district has created a page on its website listing roads closed by high water. The page includes maps of suggested detours that can spare motorists the hassle of driving several miles along a rural road, only to have to backtrack when they reach a high-water barrier.

One map appearing on the page Tuesday afternoon showed an alternate route to Missouri 224, a low-lying highway that parallels the Missouri River between Business 13 and Missouri 131 in Lafayette County. MoDOT says additional detour maps will be posted as more highways are closed.

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