MoDOT Closing Roads Due to Flooding
BOONE COUNTY - MoDOT has closed several roads around Mid-Missouri due to flash flooding from recent storms. MoDOT employee Sally Oxenhandler said there are many roads in the KOMU viewing area closed because of flash floods. Those roads include:
- U.S. 40 in Boone County at the Midway exit
- U.S. 24 in Chariton County between Route FF and Highway 5
- Route V in Cooper County around Gooches Mill Road
- Route HH in Cooper County just past Buffalo Prairie Drive
- Route 179 in Moniteau County from Moniteau Creek Road to Factory Creek Road
- Route BB in Morgan County around Gabriel Creek
- Route J in Monroe County around the Middle Fork Salt River
Oxenhandler said motorists need to find an alternate route if they planned on taking those roads. Motorists should not drive around barricades or try to drive through standing water on the road.
She added that crews are monitoring the situation and will open roads as soon as flood waters recede. Oxenhandler said MoDOT isn't able to do much else other than wait for conditions to change.
"We have folks watching those roads that usually flood, but it's usually a wait it out situation," Oxenhandler said.
MoDOT also has crews out on roads to try and find flooded streets. If you find a road that is covered in water you can call MoDOT at 888-275-6636. You can find all of today's road closings by visiting MoDOT's road conditions map.
Also Friday, Fulton officials told KOMU 8 News Business Loop 54 was closed between 1st and 2nd streets.