MoDOT Monitoring Area Roads For Flooding

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) - MoDOT is closely watching water levels along all of the major rivers.

Many roads have had to be shut down in the St. Louis area and across the state because of high water.

MoDOT's State Maintenance Engineer, Beth Wright, says the amount of flooding we have had in such a relatively short period of time is definitely making for challenging times for MoDOT and drivers.

One of MoDOT's greatest road concerns for the St. Louis area right now is the complete shutdown of southbound 67 near the Clark Bridge because of high water.

MoDOT also pointed to sections of highway 94 being shut down in the same area.

MoDOT officials say at one point some 200 roads were closed statewide because of flooding.
That number is now down to about 75.

Most of those are along the major rivers - the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec.

MoDOT says they are going to try to open roads back up as soon as possible but there is some concern about potential rains later this week delaying the rivers receding.

Wright says one more area MoDOT is keeping a close eye on is 44 and 141.

You may remember 141 has flooded in that low point in the past.

Right now, it`s ok- MoDOT hopes it stays that way.

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