US Route 24, reopened for six days, closes once again due to flooding

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By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

Floodwaters continue to plague northwest Missouri roads.

The Missouri Department of Transportation reports it had to close U.S. Route 24 between Brunswick and De Witt only six days after reopening it.

MoDOT says its crews closed both lanes of Highway 24 between Route 11 and Route 41 this morning after floodwaters closed around and then spilled onto the roadway, covering it.

Several roads remain closed, due to flooding.

Route 41 to Miami, Route 10 east of Carrollton, and U.S. Route 65 from Carrollton to Waverly remain closed as the area fights a sometimes losing battle against floodwaters.

MoDOT warns motorists not to drive through floodwaters and not to drive around road closure barricades.

If you come upon a flooded roadway without barricades, do NOT drive through the water. Pull over to a safe location and call the MoDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service line at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636) to report it.

Click here for the website MoDOT is maintaining on flooding in northwest Missouri.