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Roads Remain Closed Across Missouri Due to Flooding

Damage Caused by Floodwaters to I-44 at Hazelgreen

Update 5-03-17 at 9:30 am

The Missouri Department of Transportation says repairs to flood-damaged Interstate 44 at Hazelgreen in Laclede County are complete, and the interstate is back open to traffic at that location. According to the agency, motorists can now travel I-44 across southern and mid-Missouri, but the interstate is still closed for 25 miles in St. Louis from Route 100 to Interstate 270.

Update: 5-02-17 at 2:41 pm

The Missouri Department of Transportation says local traffic can now access Interstate 44 between St. Robert and Rolla, which had been closed due to flooding since Sunday afternoon. However, I-44 remains closed for travelers between St. Robert and Lebanon. The agency says workers are making repairs to the flood-damaged pavement at the bridge near Hazelgreen.

Credit MODOT
Floodwaters Cover I-44 at Jerome after Heavy Rains the Weekend of April 29-30, 2017

US 60 westbound at Rogersville remains closed due to floodwaters over the roadway.  Traffic has been re-routed to the eastbound lanes.

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 270 roads remained closed across the state due to the heavy weekend rains.

MoDOT says most of the major routes are not expected to reopen until late in the week due to rising waters on the major rivers. Updates will be provided to the public as major routes continue to close and open.

The Missouri Department of Transportation warns motorists to take extra care traveling and never attempt to get around roadway barricades or drive across flooded roadways.

Check road conditions in Missouri here.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.