Ozark Greenways

IMAGES: Flooding Evident by Area Rivers, Trails

Jun 20, 2015
Emily McTavish / KSMU

Officials throughout the region were continuing to monitor flooding occurrences as a result of the remnants of tropical system Bill into Friday evening. In Greene County, multiple roads were closed or impassable throughout the county as of this afternoon due to water on the roadways, and the Northbound 65 Ramp to Westbound 60 and the Westbound 60 ramp to Northbound 65 are both closed.

In addition, officials are monitoring the level of the James River, which reached a record level crest of 22.2 feet at 12:15pm Friday, confirmed by the National Weather Service in Springfield.

Kathryn Eutsler/KSMU

Today marks the official start of National Bike to Work Week 2015, and Ozark Greenways is encouraging those in our community to participate. KSMU’s Kathryn Eutsler has more.

“In the past, we’ve tallied 10,000 miles of driving saved that week.”

That’s Lori Tack, program coordinator for Ozark Greenways. She says Bike to Work Week is simply about getting to school or work without using a car. But if you’re not planning to pedal?

“There’s walking, and the city bus, and some other options,” says Tack.

Ozark Greenways

In this edition of Weekend Outlook, Michele Skalicky talks with Ozark Greenways director, Terry Whaley, about the Frisco Highline Trail anniversary celebration planned for Saturday.

Folk musicians, Mike Fraser and Tenley Hansen will present “Music Inspired by Aldo Leopold” tonight (10/10) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  It’s part of the Nature and the Arts Series.  To register, 888-4237.