ST. LOUIS – Several road closures have been taking place early Tuesday morning as flash flooding severely affects traffic. The Missouri Highway Patrol is asking drivers to avoid many interstates. Check your route for flooding before leaving to avoid a delay.
The biggest problem for drivers now the closing of roads around Interstate 170, 70, 44, and 64. I-70 and Mid Rivers Mall Drive near St. Peters closed in both directions for several hours. Drivers have been suggested to take I-64 either east or west as an alternate route. Tailights are spotted on Mid River Mall Drive for miles.
These interstates reported flash flooding or closures at various points Tuesday morning.
- Mid Rivers Mall Dr. and I-70
- 44 at Grand and Jefferson
- 64/40 and Vandeventer and Hampton
- 170 and Page
- I-70 between Jennings Station and Union
- I-270 and I-170 in north St. Louis County.
MetroLink and Metro Bus services are also delayed because of the rain. There are shuttles between some stations and the DeBaliviere station that are underwater. Flights are also delayed at St. Louis Lambert Airport.
I-64 at Vandeventer near the St. Louis Zoo was also closed due to flooding. Emergency crews are now at the scene of 70 at Jennings where a crash has been reported that’s blocking the eastbound direction as well.
FOX 2 will continue to update traffic with more information as it becomes available.