Early morning storms cause minor flooding

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Flooding behind the St. Joseph Animal Shelter at Lower Lake Road.

Flooding behind the St. Joseph Animal Shelter at Lower Lake Road.

Thunderstorms Tuesday morning caused minor flooding throughout the area.

Buchanan, Atchison and Doniphan counties were under a flash flood warning until 9:15 a.m. According to the National Weather service, those counties and southern Andrew County are under a flood warning for small streams until 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

According to St. Joseph  Emergency Manager Julie Alt, police were at 5300 Stockyards Expressway directing traffic down to one lane to force drivers to slow down while driving through the flooded roadways around 6 a.m. She said once it stopped raining, water quickly receded.

Gary Leftin with the City of St. Joseph Streets Department said crews are still out picking up tree branches and getting wires out of trees but everything was pretty well under control as of 10:50 a.m.

The National Weather Service forecast includes another chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.