Heavy weekend rains close some Missouri roads

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FAIR GROVE, Mo. – Minor flooding is being reported along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers after the remnants of Tropical Depression Gordon dropped heavy rain across parts of Missouri.

National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Wise says 3 to 5 inches fell in parts of southwest Missouri through Saturday, and that heavy rainfall also was reported in central and eastern parts of the state.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says high waters have closed a dozen roads, with eight of them in Perry County in the eastern part of the state. Closures also were reported Monday in Douglas, Texas and Pike counties.

The closures come after 35-year-old Greene County Deputy Aaron Paul Roberts was killed Friday night when his car was washed into the Pomme de Terre River in Fair Grove.